The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small, spongy discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. But when a disc is damaged, it may bulge. Our procedures have great success in treating herniated and bulging disc sufferers.
There is a difference between herniated and bulging discs. A bulging disc is a condition in which the nucleus (inner portion) of a spinal disc remains contained within the annulus fibrosis (outer portion), unlike a herniated disc in which the nucleus leaks out of the disc. This protrusion or bulge can put pressure on the surrounding nerve roots which can lead to pain that radiates down the back and/or other areas of the body depending on the location of the bulging disc.