Disc Bulge

When the inner part of a spinal disc expands and protrudes out of the outer wall, it’s called a disc bulge or bulging disc. The protruded portion may press on a nearby nerve to cause pain.

Disc Bulge Symptoms

Early detection of a bulging disc is quite difficult due to a lack of symptoms in the initial stage.

Only when the disc bulge becomes significant and starts placing pressure on a nerve, one may experience the following symptoms:

  • Tingling sensation or pain in the neck/shoulders/arms/hands/legs
  • Muscle numbness or weakness
  • Issues in maintaining balance and walking
  • Intense pain in case of a severe disc bulge

Mild disc bulge symptoms usually go away after some time. However, severe symptoms necessitate quick diagnosis & subsequent appropriate treatment to avoid complications.

Disc Bulge Causes

Age-related wear and tear of the spinal discs is one of the most common disc bulge causes. As a result, a disc bulge is more likely to occur in older adults than younger ones.

Other common disc bulge causes or risk factors include:

  • Degenerative disc disease leading to spinal osteoarthritis
  • Strain or injury to a spinal disc
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Poor posture
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Regular smoking

Disc Bulge Diagnosis

Detecting a disc bulge generally requires getting a comprehensive medical exam done, comprising an x-ray and sometimes even an MRI or CT scan. These imaging scans provide detailed images of the spine, helping identify a bulging disc.

Disc Bulge Treatment

Overcome Your Upper Back Pain with the 100% Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment!


ANSSI’s USA-patented technology for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treatment has successfully treated 3500+ patients suffering from various spinal disorders without surgery.

Backed by the USA Journal of Clinical Research, it’s much better than other treatment options like surgery, steroid injections & painkiller medications due to the following benefits:

Book Appointment

    Backed by Prominent Medical Research Facilities

    Book an Appointment

    We are Asia’s Fastest Growing Chain of Spine Clinics. Consult With our Spine Experts and Unlock your Pain Free Life

    Step 1

    Book Appointment with our Spine Expert

    Step 2

    Get Detailed Diagnosis and a Customized Treatment Plan

    Step 3

    Complete the Treatment and Unlock the Door to Pain Free Life