What is the Best Treatment for a Bulging Disc?
Early-stage bulging disc treatment includes rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and ice and heat treatment. If this is not effective then exercises to help strengthen your back will be added to your treatment, along with physical therapy. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.
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What Are The Bulging Disc Symptoms?
If you recently have been diagnosed with a bulging disc, then it is likely that your symptoms will vary depending on the region of your spine that has been affected. In most cases, patients may have little to no pain and that is because the bulging disc has not reached the herniated disk stage (which causes more pain). Therefore, once the bulging disc has reached the herniation stage, they may experience the following symptoms:
- Pain or tingling sensation on the shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers
- Pain on the lower spine, buttocks, things, and feet
- Difficulty lifting or holding things, and walking