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What Is a Bulging Disc? March 29, 2018

Manhattan, New York City, NY
What Is a Bulging Disc?, Manhattan, New York

A healthy spine is comprised of a series of vertebrae with discs between them. The expert chiropractors at Pure Balance in Manhattan, NY, explain that these discs absorb shock, are vital to mobility, and protect your spinal column from harm. However, when a weakened one swells and extends outward, the nucleus begins to balloon. Known as a bulging disc, the condition can lead to various symptoms. 

Symptoms of a Bulging Disc

Symptoms vary depending on where the bulging disc is located. For instance, those in the neck tend to induce pain or tingling in that area, or else the arms, hands, or shoulders. If you have one in the middle of your spine, you may feel a discomfort in your upper back that radiates to your chest and stomach. When the problem is in the lower spine, people usually experience muscle spasms and lower back pain.

Causes of the Condition

bulging discThe condition can develop for various reasons, such as injury or trauma. Bulging discs tend to occur slowly over time; first, an accident disrupts the spinal column, then the issue exacerbates, sometimes due to poor habits. For instance, bad posture strains your neck and back, even when sleeping, making the problem worse. 


If you suspect you may have a bulging disc, it’s important to have it treated right away. Otherwise, you risk worsening the condition and bursting the herniated disc. While lifestyle changes, like physical therapy and professional massages, alleviate common symptoms, more serious cases require minimally invasive surgery. It’s best to contact your doctor and determine which option is right for you.

If you think you may have a bulging disc, reach out to the chiropractors at Pure Balance right away. Serving the community since 2001, they can determine the cause of your pain and find the best solution for your situation. To schedule an appointment with a caring and skilled professional, give them a call at (212) 661-5656. You can also visit them online to learn more about the range of services they provide.

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