A weakened disc, under pressure from the core of the disc, may stretch to the outer rim. This bulge can cause enormous discomfort to various part of the body. It can even lead to disability. However, it is possible to feel no symptoms at all in spite of suffering from disc bulge. This usually happens if the bulge does not put pressure on the surrounding nerves.
The pain is caused by the excess pressure on the nerves surrounding the disc bulge. Patients may feel pain going down to the hips, buttocks, legs as well as the feet. If the cervical spine is affected by the bulge, pain can radiate up to the neck, down the arm and reach the fingers.
The lumbar region is usually the most affected part of the spine. The occurrence of Sciatica is not uncommon in disc bulge, especially if one of the spinal nerves is affected by the bulge. Sciatic pain can start from the lower back and can travel to the buttocks and down to the leg, extending to the foot.
Patients diagnosed with a disc bulge are usually asked by the doctor to take plenty of rest. The patient can apply warm compress to increase circulation in the region. Light exercise can help maintain a healthy body weight while strengthening the muscles around the spine.
If you feel that you are having the symptoms of a disc bulge, then you should seek medical help from a specialized Joint Pain Management clinic without delay.
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- Neck Pain (Cervical Spondylosis)
- Shoulder Pain (Frozen Shoulder)
- Low Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Heel Pain (Calcaneal Spur)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Slipped Disc
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Tennis Elbow/Golfer's Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sports Injury
- Spondylosis (Cervical & Lumbar)
- Ankle Sprain
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Muscle Spasm
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle & Ligament Tear
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Achy/ Stiff Joint