23 Aug What a Bulging Spinal Disc Feels Like
Bulging discs in the spine can be hard to identify and diagnose because their symptoms overlap with other conditions and injuries. In this article, we are going to talk about what exactly a bulging disc in the spine feels like.
Bulging Disc Symptoms
The discs in the spine are essential for fluid movement like bending and twisting. Spinal discs can bulge or herniate for a variety of reasons. Degenerative conditions can cause the discs to wear out over time, and acute accidents and injuries can force a disc out of its proper place. Whatever the cause, the symptoms are usually quite similar. Here are some of the symptoms that are commonly found in patients with a bulging spinal disc:
- Pain along the spine.
- Tenderness or swelling along the spine.
- Tingling, numbness, or loss of feeling in the back, or extremities.
- Bladder or bowel control issues.
The real issue with bulging discs is that they can interfere with the nerves in the spine and cause sensory difficulties. If left untreated, herniated discs can permanently damage the nerves in your spine and cause numbness or even paralysis. That’s why it’s a good idea to seek treatment if you notice any of these bulging disc symptoms.
Getting the Right Treatment
With a bulging disc, you have a handful of treatment options. You can treat the symptoms of the bulging disc conservatively with injections, pain medications, and the like. Or you can solve the problem at its root with a minimally invasive surgical procedure.
Inspired Spine’s minimally invasive procedures (Inspired OLLIF and Inspired MIS-DTIF) offer the best operating times, and lowest pain levels of any procedure currently available to patients. Backed by clinical studies, these spinal surgeries are perfect for treating patients with bulging spinal discs. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a bulging disc, contact us today to see if you are a good candidate for an Inspired Spine procedure. You can also use our tool on this site to find a provider in your area who is trained in Inspired Spine procedures.