Bulging & Herniated Disc
A Bulging Disc refers to a vertebral disc that protrudes beyond its normal boundaries. In many cases this protrusion may irritate surrounding nerves and produce pain. A herniated disc occurs when a tear in the disc's outer ring allows its inner contents to protrude beyond normal boundaries. A disc herniation also initiates a painful inflammatory response that can cause severe pain.
Bulging and herniated discs are common causes of neck and low back pain. They typically arise from acute trauma or develop over time and are degenerative in nature. In either case, herniated discs can be chronically debilitating. When disc injuries occur in the neck, the pain often radiates into the shoulders and arms. Disc injuries in the lower back often cause pain shooting down the buttocks and legs.
Common symptoms include:
loss of coordination