Bulging Disc

Bulging Disc Surgery at SPINE/RX

What Is a Bulging Disc?

A bulging disc is a term used to describe a tear in a disc in your neck or lower back. Bulging discs are also known as slipped or herniated discs. Discs are found in-between the bones (vertebrae) that form the spine. They are made of soft tissues, such as cartilage, and are therefore more susceptible to injury than bone. Discs act as the “shock absorbers” of the spine, and they take a lot of punishment over time. A slipped, herniated, or bulging disc can result in severe pain in the spine and extremities. This is a very common condition that often requires treatment beyond rest and over-the-counter medication.

How Is a Bulging Disc Treated?

A bulging disc is most typically treated with either one or a combination of the following: rest, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, injections or surgery.

When Is Surgery Recommended for a Bulging Disc?

Surgery may be recommended for your bulging disc if it does not improve through initial treatment methods, or if you’re experiencing any of the following serious symptoms: severe, unrelenting pain, pain or weakness in the extremities, or pain that interferes with sleep. Surgery may also be recommended if diagnostic tests detect damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots, or if spine surgeons anticipate any significant risk of future deterioration.

Living with a bulging disc can be painful, and may cause you to miss out on the activities you love. If medication or therapy fail to relieve back pain, spine surgery may provide the relief you need to live the life you desire.


If spine surgery for your bulging disc makes you nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why SPINE/RX provides minimally-invasive procedures, offering less pain, shorter recovery times and limited scarring. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

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Often, spine surgery does not require an overnight hospital stay, depending on the severity of your unique condition. Many of our minimally-invasive procedures are same-day, outpatient surgeries.

SPINE/RX understands that being free from back pain means getting your life back on track. That’s why we offer advanced surgical techniques to provide a clear path to lasting pain relief. See the difference at SPINE/RX.

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