ressure from inside a spinal disc can cause the tough outer capsule, known as the annulus, to simply stretch and expand outwards. This is known as a disc bulge, and it is often a precursor to a disc herniation. When a disc “slips” or “herniates,” soft material referred to as nucleus pulposus, from within the disc squeezes out past the annulus often pinching a spinal neve, causing Radiculopathy wherever that nerve travels.
Symptoms of a bulging disc often cause neck pain or back pain from the increased pressure where the disc is located. Since, in general, there is no pressure on a spinal nerve, there is not much radiating pain. However, if the disc bulge compresses or irritates a nearby spinal nerve, then the patient can feel Radiculopathy, just as if the disc had herniated.
Covering New Jersey, NJSG Treats Bulging Discs
The experienced board-certified neurosurgeons trained in both brain and spine surgery, and nonsurgical team, provide patients with quality care and explains the signs and symptoms associated with disc bulge, as well as expected outcome. Spanning across northern NJ, residents from Morris County to Passaic County including towns such as Paramus, Saddle Brook, and Kinnelon, NJ are encouraged to contact the North Jersey Spine group today.
A bulging disc is not easily detectable nor noticeable until it compresses onto a nerve or vertebrae, inflicting pain and inflammation.