Suffering from bulging disc pain? Youâ€™re not alone. This common condition is affecting more and more people, simply as part of the aging process, but also from injury and accidents. Some people with bulging discs feel next to nothing, while others seek help because the pain is close to unbearable. Thankfully, DISC Spine Institute performs minimally invasive surgical procedures like discectomy that provide relief for even the most painful conditions.
The disc is the shock absorber between the individual vertebrae (spinal bones).Â It is 90 percent water and has a rubbery consistency.Â With time, age, and wear and tear, the discs can begin to collapse and bulge out from between the two vertebrae.Â The disc itself is innervated and therefore can cause pain.Â Often, this is from a tear in the disc called anÂ annular tear.Â The disc can also bulge back into the spinal canal or into the opening for the spinal nerves.Â This results in a pinched spinal cord or pinched nerves. A narrowed space in the spinal canal is referred to asÂ spinal stenosis.