What is a Disc Bulge?


The primary function for discs is to help the spine support your body weight. But the impact in an auto accident can cause disc bulges and if left untreated can lead to chronic pain.

Following a car accident, the most common injuries accident victims complain about are neck and back pain. Whether you were rear-ended or t-boned, getting a medical exam by a doctor can help assess the severity of your injuries.

Never underestimate the pain you feel in your neck and back after your collision. Even minor fender benders can cause major disc bulges and can be extremely painful.

What is a Disc Bulge?

A disc bulge is when the softer, inner cartilage of your disc protrudes outside the space of your vertebrate. However, after seeing a doctor, you may hear different terms such as a herniated disc.

It’s important to understand that a disc bulge and herniated disc are two separate things. Unlike a bulging disc, a herniated disc is when the outer layer of the cartilage ruptures causing the softer inner cartilage to break out.

Your spine consists of three separate parts and within any of these areas a disc bulge or herniated disc can occur.

  • Lumbar – Lower back
  • Thoracic – Upper and Mid-back
  • Cervical – Neck

It is normal to have a certain amount of bulging, but after you’ve bee injured in a traffic collision get to a doctor immediately.

Treatment for Bulging Disc

Bulging disc can be found through an MRI. Most accident victims try to stick with chiropractic treatment. However, if a consistent chiropractic treatment doesn’t help, then it’s best to consult with your doctor to learn your options.

Treatment options include:

  • Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Injections
  • Surgery or Invasive Procedures

Visiting a specialist for your spinal injuries can be costly. Having a reputable personal injury lawyer can help find you doctors that are willing to treat with no upfront costs.

At Bergener Mirejovsky, we are dedicated to getting you the proper medical care and the compensation you deserve. Don’t let costly medical expenses let you neglect your health. Call us today at 1-800-881-2021 to learn more.

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