What is Disc Bulge?
It is a common injury that occurs in the spine, it can occur in the neck (cervical spine), upper and middle back (thoracic spine) and lower back (lumbar spine). It is commonly referred to as ‘slipped disc’. Disc bulge commonly occurs in the lower back than any other part of the spine.
How can physiotherapy help with disc bulge?
Mild and moderate disc bulge injuries respond to physiotherapy. The focus of physiotherapy is to promote healing of the disc fibres, relief pain and improve functions.
What causes a disc bulge?
Pre-existing weakness of the annulus
Aging and general degeneration of the intervertebral discs
Trauma related to automobile accidents
Improper or heavy lifting
Excess abdominal fat with poor core stability
How do I know if I have a disc bulge?
Back pain increases when sitting
Back pain that increases when bending forward
Back pain increases when you cough and sneeze
Back pain is aggravated with lifting
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