Monday, June 23, 2008

Bulging disc treatment

Disc Bulging - What It Is & What You Can Do For Relief

herniated disc pain
can be one of the most aggravating types of pain to suffer with. Not only will diffuse posterior disc bulging case pain, it will also tend to cause a great deal of disability because of the effect it has on the spinal nerves, which control everything in the body.

This article will cover some important details about this health problem – what diffuse posterior disc bulging is, what causes it, the symptoms associated with it, and the most effective therapies available for diffuse posterior disc bulging.

diffuse posterior disc bulging is one of the more serious problems that can develop in the spine. In order for us to have a clear understanding of what this health problem is and how it causes pain, we first need to have a brief discussion of what a normal spinal disc is.

The spinal discs are simply cushions that separate each set of bones of the spine. Each one is composed of a strong outer covering called the annulus, and a soft jelly center called the nucleus.

When a person develops diffuse posterior disc bulging, the outer covering of the disc tears and the nucleus in the center of the disc begins to shift where the disc is damaged. This creates a bulge in the wall of the disc, which is why this condition is often called a bulging disc.

One interesting fact about the spinal discs that you may not be aware of is that they are designed to not feel pain. This makes sense if you think of the main purpose of the discs, which is to absorb shock. If you could feel this occurring, you would be in pain all the time, with every movement that you make.

However, if you’re living with diffuse posterior disc bulging, you know that this can cause severe pain. So, why does this occur if the spinal discs can not cause you to feel pain?

Well, if you take a closer look at the spine, you will notice that the spinal nerves are located directly behind each spinal disc. Because most discs will develop the bulge at the back of the disc where the nerves are located, they tend to apply pressure to these nerves, which is what causes all of the pain.

In addition to the pain,

diffuse posterior disc bulging
will also cause a great deal of dysfunction in the body because the spinal nerves control everything in the body. So, whatever the affected nerve controls will start to break down and stop working correctly.

For example, diffuse posterior disc bulging in the neck will not only cause neck pain, but will also commonly lead to shoulder and arm pain, weakness or numbness, headaches, blurred vision, chest pains, and even ringing in the ears.

In the middle back, diffuse posterior disc bulging will cause middle back pain, pain radiating around the rib cage, shoulder and arm pain, chest pains, and even difficulty breathing.

In the lumbar spine, the most common symptoms are low back pain, pain radiating down the legs, numbness in the feet and toes, weakness in the legs (even to the point where you can’t stand because of how weak the legs become), pain while going to the bathroom, and problems with the bowel and bladder (usually an inability to maintain control of when you go to the bathroom).

The cause of diffuse posterior disc bulging is most commonly an injury of some sort. Some examples would be an auto accident, or even lifting something heavy. There is also a genetic component to this health problem. So, if you have other members of your family who have had diffuse posterior disc bulging (or any spinal condition, for that matter), there is a chance that you could be born with weaker disc walls, which would predispose you to developing diffuse posterior disc bulging.

Lifestyle also plays a role in developing diffuse posterior disc bulging. People who smoke, for example, are more likely to develop disc problems because the toxins will weaken the disc wall. This is true for anything toxic within the body, such as alcohol, poor diet, or even problems with the cleansing organs of the body (such as the kidneys, liver, and spleen).

The most common therapies for pain from a bulging disc include medications (usually muscle relaxers and pain killers), injections (usually cortisone and epidurals), physical therapy, and surgery as a last resort.
The success rates of these therapies, however, are not very high. The primary reason for this is because their main purpose is to numb the aggravated nerve. Although that may sound good at first (because the nerve is causing the pain), if you do not find a way to heal the disc, the pain will return because that is the cause of the problem.
There are a number of other therapies that I have found to be more effective with this condition, but it’s truly a combination of treatments that I have found to be most effective.

If you would like to learn more about the most effective therapies for pain from a bulging disc, as well as the combination of those therapies that I recommend for the best results,visit my website at

1 comment:

vineet said...

thanks a lot the article is very educative
kind regard