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What is Disc?

The term ‘Disc’ is a short form of ‘intervertebral disc’. These are the spongy cushions that separate the bones of the spine (vertebrae). Discs provide shock absorption, keep the spine stable and give the vertebrae ‘pivot points’ to allow movement. Discs have two parts: the elastic outer shell (the ‘annulus fibrosis’), and an inner jelly-like substance (the ‘nucleus pulposis’). The outer shells surrounds and holds the ‘inner jelly’ within the disc core.


What is Disc Bulge?



Term “Disc Bulge” is used when very small inner portion of the disc moves or bulge slightly out from its position but does not impair the outer layer of the disc.


Symptoms of disc bulge

· Pain near the affected site

· Referred nerve pain (pain radiation into the hands or legs)

· Altered nerve function (numbness or pins-and-needles).

· Depending on the condition and severity they are named differently eg Disc protrusion, Disc herniation, Slipped disc .

Disc bulge can also be asymptomatic which means you may have the bulge from long time but may not show much symptom. Over time it may affect the soft tissues surrounding it and cause pain.

Most of the time the pain you experience is on the muscles and nerves and these can be easily treated through physiotherapy treatment


Causes

The most common cause of the condition may be due to the natural aging process and disc degeneration combined with other risk factors. Discs may become more vulnerable over time.


Potential Causes for a Bulging Disc

§ People who have led a sedentary lifestyle or those who smoke increase the chances for bulging disc.

§ Continuous strain on the disc from injury or heavy lifting and strain can wear them down throughout the years.

§ Weakened back muscles can accelerate the process and may lead to a sudden bulge of the weakened disc.

§ Bad posture including improper body positioning during sleep, sitting, standing or exercise are all risk factors which may contribute to the development of a bulging disc.

§ Obesity

§ High contact sports or activities are also risk factors.

§ Activities that place stress and strain on the spine can lead to the weakening of the disc


How can a physiotherapy treatment work for Disc Bulge?

A patient should change body positioning and behaviors (sleeping, sitting and posture positions) first to help reduce any bulging disc symptoms or pain caused by the affected disc. Addressing causal factors may help to slow the worsening of the condition.


Curis 360 physiotherapy clinic helps you to find out the root cause of this issue. We also help in correcting Lifestyle, Position and Posture of an individual.


· Our first aim is to Reduce the pain with the help of Electrotherapy like ultrasound, IFT and Tens. Electrotherapy will also help in healing the injured soft tissues, improve blood circulation.


· Next we focus on improving range and mobility so that daily activities gets better for you


· We customize back strengthening exercise which will strengthen your back and also helps in shrinking the disc bulge and if treated well with rehabilitation it also helps to push the disc back into position.


We should never delay the treatment ,more you delay, longer will be the treatment .Disc bulge is a very minor issue if treated correctly on time. It can protect you from many complication like herniated disc or slipped disc.


Taking pain killers will reduce the symptom for time being it will not cure your issues it may worsen the condition slowly


For further details and treatment Please consult our experienced physiotherapists and Book an appointment at

Curis360 Physiotherapy Clinic

Banglore

Phone number-7899844360

Curis 360 Physiotherapy Clinic

+91 789 984 4360

No-15, ‘Q’ Block, 31st Main, 7th Block, Bhavani housing society, Banashankari, BSK 3rd stage, Bangalore 560085

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