At Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care we encourage those with a bulging disc to undergo conservative treatments once pain or other troubling symptoms begin. If conservative treatment methods have failed you and you are tired of living with the constant pain and other symptoms from one or more bulging discs the expert team at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care can help.
There's no need to suffer through progressively worsening back pain and loss of muscle function. The expert team at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care can perform a variety of surgical procedures using minimally invasive techniques to provide the best possible outcomes for long-term relief from a bulging disc.
How do I know If I have a Bulging Disc?
A bulging disc can be caused by a number of different factors, including injury or trauma. Any situation that impacts the spine can cause compression of the discs and nerves, which can result in the discs bulging.
When the gel-like center of your spinal disc is pushed against the disc's harder outer layer, this causes a bulging disc. If some of the fluid from the disc leaks out, that pain can become more intense and cause the disc to herniate.
Any condition which adds pressure to the spine can cause a bulging disc to form, including obesity, remaining sedentary, lifting heavy items, and repetitive motion. The natural process of aging can also cause bulging discs to form in the spine, as a result of the weakening of discs.
It can be difficult to tell if you're experiencing abulging disc, because there are not always obvious symptoms or pain. You can make an appointment with us at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care to discuss the best kind of treatment for your condition.
What is the right treatment for me?
Many patients may have success with more conservative treatments like cortisone injections or physical therapy.
It is not often that Dr. Joseph Weinstein recommends surgery to relieve symptoms for bulging discs, but if you have tried at-home treatments or more conservative methods and are still experiencing symptoms, you may want to seriously consider surgery.
Dr. Joseph Weinstein and the team at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care specialize in innovative, minimally-invasive surgical treatments that can provide relief for your condition, especially if you have experienced symptoms for a longer period of time.
If you'd like to discuss possible treatments and the best course of action to relieve your pain, make an appointment with us at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care we look forward to helping you!