Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr. Kaliq Chang with tips on...
Most people who show signs of a bulging disc will feel pain in the area of the bulge. Numbness, tingling, and waves of pain felt along the nerve pathway into the arms or legs are also common bulging disc symptoms. You will usually only feel symptoms when performing an activity that places enough pressure for the disc to bulge and come into contact with a nearby nerve.
Where the damaged disc is located will determine what other areas of the body are affected. Tell your doctor about all the symptoms you are feeling and what you are doing that aggravates your pain so they can accurately diagnose your condition. This will lead to a more effective bulging disc treatment.
Weakening of a disc from degeneration as we age is the main cause of a bulging disc. As we age, daily wear and tear takes its toll on our body, weakening structures and other components of the spine.
Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu