Bulging Disc Treatment
The spinal discs provide a cushion between vertebrae, reducing friction to protect the spine. Each disc has a tough outer layer with a soft, spongy inside to protect the spinal bones and nerves during movement. The discs are soft rings that can be injured through wear and tear or from impact. Lost moisture in the outer shell from aging can make it brittle and susceptible to changing shape. Bulging discs from damage puts pressure on the nerves, causing localized or radiating back pain. Our team at Ospina Medical offers bulging disc treatment at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
The spinal discs in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) areas are the most prone to damage due to pressure and injury. Bulging discs protrude outside the confines of the spinal column. It is possible to have bulging discs without any symptoms or pain, as the discomfort occurs when a bulging disc irritates nearby nerve roots. There may be associated inflammation in the surrounding tissues, creating more pressure on the nerves and resulting in bulging disc pain in the neck or lower back.
Relieving Neck and Lower Back Pain
Bulging disc treatment can include conservative options including rest and the use of NSAIDs to help inflammation. When these are not effective in relieving neck or lower back pain, there are other options for minimizing inflammation and healing the damaged discs. Our specialists at Ospina Medical can create a personalized treatment plan that may include steroid injections for relieving inflammation or interventional medicine injection therapy to repair bulging discs. We utilize the most advanced interventional medicine options to improve function and comfort for our patients.
If you have been diagnosed with bulging disc pain or suffer from undiagnosed lower back or neck pain, come see us at Ospina Medical. We can provide a customized treatment plan to address your symptoms and improve your health. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment at our clinic in NYC.