The term “bulging disc” often refers to injuries that athletes may get when participating in high levels of activity. The term itself is fairly confusing due to the condition being referred to as a bulging disc, herniated disc, ruptured disc, or pinched nerve. There is little agreement among professionals as to the actual definition of these terms, which may further frustrate patients who may hear different terms from their different doctors.
If you are facing one of these diagnosis, it may be more productive to understand the actual cause of their back pain, neck pain or other symptoms instead of attempting to understand the terminology.
A few potential causes of a bulging disc may be:
- Twisting and turning
- Lifting weights
- General trauma
- Physical Contact
- Other forms of extreme exertion
Once you determine you are suffering from a bulging disc, it is important to seek treatment so you can get back to your activity as soon as possible. A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic is a chiropractor in Vancouver WA who is dedicated to getting you back to your best. Click here to read about sports chiropractic care.