Herniated disc in the neck region is different from that in the lumbar region. Herniated/bulging disc is also known as a slipped disc. Our spine is classified according to sections, thus, based on what we learned, the spinal column includes all the bones starting from the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccyx. Thus, these bones are protected by spinal discs so the body can move and do the twisting, bending, standing, walking, and lifting without hassle and pain.
Having a herniated disc condition, it is painful to make such movements. The discs in between the bones are made up of two parts, the nucleus or inner portion, a jelly-like cushion that produces protein to keep the discs healthy, and an outer layer that is made up of fibers and characterized as tough compared to the inner part.
A herniated disc happens when the inner portion of the disc slips through outer layer. A herniated, bulging, or slipped disc is a painful occurrence that brings much discomfort. With a herniated/bulging disc, spinal nerves around the area are compressed, leaving you into staggering pain, numbness on the affected area, and too much compromise on the surrounding bones that press the affected disc.
A slipped disc can happen in any part of your spinal column. It can occur in the cervical region, highly related to pinched nerve. But most herniated/bulging discs happen in the lumbar region.
What causes the disc to bulge?
A herniated/bulge disc occurs when the protective layer of the disc wears out, the inner part slips out. A lot of variables can be accounted for the herniated/bulge discs.
- Lifting of heavy objects–puts more strain on your lower back, causing the disc to slip
- Disc degeneration by aging ‘discs’ stability weakens through time and loses vitality through wear and tear
- Overweight discs wear out and slip when they could not accommodate the extra weight of the body, making the muscles weak
Symptoms herniated/bulging disc
- Muscle weakness
- Burning, aching, and tingling sensation in the affected region
- Extreme pain with awkward and forced movements
- Progressing pain during prolonged standing, sitting, or walking
These are just examples of symptoms because the pain can vary based on the individual’s genetics, health status, and lifestyle.
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