Bulging Disc Treatment

Bulging Disc Treatment Fort Worth TX | Bulging Disc Texas

What are Bulging Discs?

Bulging discs are very common. In fact, they are more common as humans age. Up to 80% of the greater population that is over 55 years of age can have bulging discs at some level in their spine as shown on studies of asymptomatic people.

Bulging Discs vs Herniated Discs

Bulging discs are commonly mistaken with herniated discs. Bulging discs are contained, while herniated discs are non-contained meaning that the gel-like nucleus pulposus that should be contained within the center of the disc created so much pressure on the outside of the disc (annulus fibrosis) that it squirted out possibly causing pressure on a nerve root, leading to symptoms or motor or sensory disturbances such as decreased sensation, difficulty moving either the arms or legs, or paresthesias.

Bulging Disc Treatment

Treatment for patients who have bulging discs but no symptoms is not usually required. Patients with only mild symptoms from bulging symptoms can range from core strengthening exercises, postural training, medications starting with oral anti-inflammatories, therapy, massage, braces, and possibly chiropractic treatment. Patients with significant bulging discs that are causing pressure on either the nerve roots or the spinal canal could be suffering from stenosis, and could be recommended to undergo a series of epidural injections in which a licensed medical provider places steroid medications near the area where the nerves are compressed or irritated.

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If you have any questions about treatment for bulging discs, or any of the services we offer, please contact our office. DFW Center for Spinal Disorders proudly serves Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Burleson, Flower Mound, Irving, Southlake and Weatherford TX.

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