Bulging Disc Neck

Causes of Bulging Discs

Stress injuries such as car accidents, or over-vigorous exercise can cause bulging disc in the neck or herniation of the discs. Arthritis and degenerative spine conditions may also contribute to long-term problems. Herniation is usually a result of acute stress on the spine, although it can be due to longer term damage and a bulging disc that suddenly reaches breaking point and herniates. Healthy disc cartilage is spongy and malleable, unlike unhealthy discs which become dry and brittle, breaking and herniating easily upon acute stress. Consistently poor posture, bad footwear and poor sleeping habits can all contribute to stress and degeneration of the spine and associated connective tissue. As discs become flattened, brittle and stressed the circulation and delivery of nutrients to the tissue becomes restricted, further exacerbating the problem

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Last Updated: 10/04/2010