Bulging Disc

Definition of Bulging Disc:

A disc in the spine that has flattened and expanded (bulged) into the spinal canal.  Unlike a herniated disc, the inside of the disc (nucleus) remains contained inside the outer layer (annulus).  Over time, repeated or continuous pressure on the spinal discs (from weight gain, heavy lifting, etc.) can cause the vertebrae to squeeze the discs between them.  If nothing is done, the disc will flatten and expand, bulging into the spinal canal, possibly impacting a nerve and causing chronic pain.

Also: Bulging Discs

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Bulging Disc, Cervical

...the condition
“...A bulging disc is one of the most common spinal injuries and occurs when a weakened or deteriorating intervertebral disc bulges out of its normal position...”

Bulging Disc, Lumbar

...the condition
“...Incidence; Causes and Development; Contributing Risk Factors: Bulging discs mainly affect those over 30 years old, and men twice as much as women...”
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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

...the condition
“...Telltale signs of DDD include disc protrusion (bulging discs or herniated discs), spondylolysis (a defect or fracture in one or both of the wing-shaped parts of a vertebra), spondylolisthesis (subluxation/misalignment of the vertebrae), and/or...”

Spinal Stenosis

...the condition
“...Other possible causes ... Bulging discs can bulge into the spinal canal...”
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