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5 Signs of a Bulging Disc

Written By Chapman Health Group on October 25, 2019

Man with disc pain Bulging discs are painful. Therefore, treatment for bulging discs is essential due to the effects they can have on your body.

What is a Bulging Disc?

Bulging discs usually happen in the lower back and occurs when the outer layer of the spinal discs crack – exposing the softer, inside layer of cartilage. Bulging of the spinal discs occurs slowly over time. 

There’s no pain directly tied to a bulging disc, but it could lead the disc to herniated, which causes pain. There’s also a chance the disc will put pressure on nerves, which can lead to chronic pain. 

5 Signs You Have a Bulging Disc and Treatment is Needed

Symptoms of a bulging disc appear when other problems arise because of it. 

1. Tingling the Neck, Shoulders, and Limbs

If a person notices consistent tingling or pain in their upper body, it could be a sign of bulging disc. 

2. Bladder Issues

A surprising sign is having trouble controlling the bladder. A bulging disc can compress the nerves that control it. 

3. Pain that Goes from the Back to the Stomach

Continuous pain that goes from the back to the stomach can be a sign there’s a bulged disc in the middle of your back. 

4. Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms can happen periodically with bulging discs. Muscle spasms can be a sign of a bulging disc in any area of the back. 

5. Pain in the Lower Half of the Body

Pain in the legs, feet, and buttocks can mean there’s a bulging disc in the lower back. 

Get Bulging Disc Treatment at Chapman Health Group

Dr. Chapman offers bulging disc treatment and a focus on the patient’s feelings. He offers a non-invasive treatment of spinal decompression to help with bulging discs. 

Call 352-738-6886 or use or Make an Appointment page.

Posted In: Chiropractic Neck Pain Low Back Pain Herniated Disc Treatment