Bulging discs is one of the most common spine injury founded in most spinal injuries patients. Bulging disc are a medical condition where the intervertebral disc of the spine sustains an injury. This is injuries which usually occur in the upper and mid-back medically known as the thoracic spine, the neck or the cervical spine and the lower back or the lumbar spine. Usually bulging disc doctors or any doctor specializing on spinal injuries will diagnose your problem and the area where the bulging disc occurs after a complete and careful physical examination as well as diagnostic test if required.
Bulging discs or the seriousness of the spinal injury to the discs usually vary and can be categorize from internal derangements (mild disc strains), moderate to severe disc bulges to even worse like a thorough herniation or disc rupture of the nucleus within the annular wall. When the annulus gets injured,the nucleus starts to press on the wall that is already weak due to the injury to the annulus, which I turn leads the disc to bulge outwards.
Bulging discs are also commonly known as slipped disc and can cause the patient suffering from them pain in the back, neck and legs, numbing as well as pins and needles sensation, cramps as well as spasms. All these physically uncomfortable symptoms are caused when the disc that is bulging outwards starts to press the nerve which exits from the spine.
Bulging Disc Treatment
Most bulging disc doctors believe that these type of injuries can be treated using conservative treatment options instead of surgery. Spinal surgery is only suggested when the condition becomes severe and no improvement is seen even after proper physical therapy or medication. Bulging disc treatment usually include bracing the spine, physical therapy, acupuncture, electrotherapy, soft tissue massage as well as NSAIDs drugs such as ibuprofen.