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Disc Bulge

About "Disc Bulge"

When the intervertebral disc, which serves as the cushion between two vertebrae, slips from its normal position or swells up, it is called disc bulge. It causes nerve compression and thus results in symptoms like tingling or pain in the back, neck, or shoulders, leg pain, numbness, weakness, and sciatica. It can result from poor posture, sudden load to the vertebrae, and due to genes.

Related Terms: Physiotherapy, Mri Spine, Degenerative Disc Disease, Nerve Compression, Back Pain, Disc Prolapse, Numbness

Recently Answered Questions


Can cervical disc bulge lead to arm numbness?
Query: Hi doctor, My right arm is numb from the elbow to the wrist and sometime I feel like getting electric shock inside. About 29 years ago, I got my C4/C5 lower disc removed. I have neck and back pain too and for which I am taking Lyrica now. I had an MRI and the report is as follows. Tight cervical sp...  Read Full »
Dr. Piyush Jakal
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your complaints it is clear that you are suffering from prolapsed intervertebral disc in cervical region. The prolapsed disc is compressing your spinal nerve roots of arm. I request you to kindly attach MRI images. Most likely it appears from your symptoms that you w...  Read Full »
 
I am suffering with disc bulge. Please get me a solution for it.
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from disc bulge at the level of L5-S1. It causes pressure at nerve root for past two months. I am under treatment but no satisfactory improvement in these two months. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned from MRI findings as L5/S1 disc bulge, instability at L5/S1 level and pars defect of L5 with likely compression of both exiting L5 nerve roots. I would like to know few more details such as, What is the duration of back pain and its intensity on a scal...  Read Full »
 
What is the right treatment for mild diffuse disc bulge in L4-L5?
Query: Dear doctor,My mother has been experiencing little back pain for more than three years. So, she has been consulting some neurosurgeons for some time but no major problem has been detected by them. Recently, the pain has increased a lot. She had consulted a nearby orthopedic surgeon. He has taken an ...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka
Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I agree with her doctor that surgery should be postponed as much as possible considering the mild bulging. I suggest using painkillers and Amitriptyline (if no contraindications) for the pain. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking ...  Read Full »
 
Apart from surgery, please suggest a permanent solution for disc bulge.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a disc bulge at L4, L5, and S1. As a result, I have back pain. Physical therapy or painkillers do not work. I read that there are some types of injections, which help with the pain. Some of these injections give permanent relief, and some give temporary relief. Can you please li...  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no permanent injections available. However, there are injections which are temporary and last for a few months to a year. These are a mix of steroid and anesthesia drugs like Depo-Medrol (Methylprednisolone acetate) and spinal Lignocaine. However, their effica...  Read Full »
 
Please explain the reason for my stiff neck from the MRI.
Query: Hello doctor,I woke up two months ago with a very stiff neck that has not fully gone back to normal. Now, I have a weak right arm, shoulder-neck pain, headache, and cracking neck. MRI of the cervical spine has been done.  Read Full »
Dr. Chitrangada
Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have disc bulges at C5 to C6 and C6 to C7 which are paracentral, not much nerve compression is going to be there. So, the pain you are referring to can be due to muscle spasm, or it can be du...  Read Full »
 
I have intense lower back pain since two months. What could be the problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old girl, currently suffering from lumbar/lower back pain. The pain started suddenly two months back and I have never had a history of back pain. There is intense pain in my lower back. Currently, I cannot bend down, sit for a long time, squat properly and carry heavy t...  Read Full »
Dr. Atul Prakash
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI diagnosis is of a disc bulge L4-L5 and a mild disc prolapse L5-S1 but both the discs are currently hydrated though L5-S1 is not maintaining the disc height. Primarily, L5-S1 is the sour...  Read Full »
 
Why is my sister having pain in head?
Query: Hello doctor, Kindly go through the MRI report of my sister. She is experiencing pain in head. Thank you.  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MRI scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is of the cervical spine. She has a disc bulge in the cervical spine due to which there will be pain in the neck and the upper limbs. Pain in the upper limbs may or may not be associated with tingling a...  Read Full »
 
Can a back injury lead to scoliosis?
Query: Hello doctor, I sustained a back injury three years ago. I was standing on the staircase of a bar when a large woman lost her balance, she grabbed and twisted my arm while placing her full body weight on my back. I have had recurrent muscle spasms all the way down to my back ever since, and I have t...  Read Full »
Dr. Vivek Chail
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your MRI scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and find that there is no large disc bulge either in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. The scoliosis is there, but it is not causing any significant nerve compression or condition relating ...  Read Full »
 
Is it possible to treat pain while walking through physiotherapy or medicines?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 65 years old with weight 88 kg and height 5'10". I suffer from moderate hypertension and diabetes since last eight years but always in control of medicines. Last year I had undergone angiography as an age-based test and symptom of pain on starting walking short distance a few met...  Read Full »
Dr. Shivam Om Mittal
Neurologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I appreciate your detailed history. The symptoms you have described are suggestive of neurogenic claudication due to the neuro-foraminal stenosis and disc bulges in the spine. If the pain is the prominent symptom, then conservative therapy should be done first. But if you h...  Read Full »
 
My mom has disc problem. Should we go for surgery or physiotherapy?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 41, has been suffering from back pain, hip pain which became leg pain and foot numbness for almost three months now. She went to an orthopedician and had an MRI of the lumbar spine, which revealed a problem in the L5-S1 disc. I would really appreciate if you can assis...  Read Full »
Dr. James F Geiselman
Chiropractor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question and your attached MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the MRI report stated, there is a disc bulge at L5-S1 causing the numbness and leg pain. Has your mom been to a chiropractor before? What was your orthopedic s...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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