Intervertebral discs act as cushions between each vertebra in your spine. They consist of a solid fibrous outer ring and of a pulpy, gelatin-like core inside.

A bulging disc results from a partial tear in its solid outer ring; the disc weakens as it “balloons” or protrudes over part of its circumference and then starts to flatten or thin.

Increasing pressure inside the disc makes it bulge outward, potentially compressing nearby nerves and blood vessels. This is the first stage of a herniated disc.

The condition can cause pain at the bulge area, as well as numbness and inflammation. Occasionally, the pain at this stage surpasses that of a full-blown hernia.

New-generation spinal decompression has a high success rate in the treatment of herniated discs. The more you wait, the more your condition can worsen, so call us today at 819-205-2757. We can help.