A bulging disk, also known as a disk protrusion, is a common spine condition that occurs when one of the disks that cushions the vertebrae in the spine bulges out of its normal position.
This bulging can put pressure on nearby nerves and cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected area. Bulging disks can occur in any part of the spine but are most common in the lower back and the neck. They can be caused by a variety of factors.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a bulging disk, it’s important to speak to a specialist. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent further damage and improve outcomes.
The location of pain caused by a bulging disk depends on the location of the affected disk but can affect the neck, back, arms and legs.
A bulging disk can cause pain, numbness, weakness, and difficulty with fine motor skills, which can interfere with daily activities.
Bulging disks can affect people of all ages, but are more common in older adults and those who engage in physically demanding jobs or sports.
"If you're dealing with symptoms like pain, numbness, or weakness caused by a bulging disk, it's important to seek medical attention. At Legent, we're here to help determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan that's tailored to your specific needs, to get you back to feeling your best."
Our healthcare assistants will talk about what’s bothering you, how we can help and book you the next available appointment.
Whether you need pain relief, an MRI or a procedure, our team of leading orthopedic specialists is here to help.
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