Bulging Disc Neck

Bulging Disc Symptoms

Bulging discs in the neck are often asymptomatic, showing up only on MRI scans or x-rays. They can, if the bulging is impacting on a nerve or blood vessels, cause several types of pain, including: weakness, paresthesia, numbness, referred, and radiating pain. Herniated or bulging discs in other regions of the spine will have similar symptoms involving the lower extremities. The cervical and lumbar regions of the spine are the most common problem areas for discs. Pain may be intermittent, varying with the degree of inflammation, or causing problems only when a particular posture or movement is made. Taking a note of the nature of the symptoms, timing, and severity, can assist the doctor in making a diagnosis of a bulging disc. Bulging disk symptoms may come and go and then return later and in most cases have varying degrees of pain intensity depending on the degree of herniation or bulge. A proper diagnosis, as discussed in the next section is the proper way to identify the severity of the injury.

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Last Updated: 10/04/2010