Thoracic Bulging Disc

Thoracic Bulging Disc

What is Thoracic Bulging Disc?

Between each vertebra is a disc that acts as a shock absorber and helps the spine move. A damaged disk, may bulge, push back into the spinal canal. The disk usually bulges toward one side of the canal.  A bulging disk in your neck may be relatively painless. Or it can cause severe pain in your neck, as well as your shoulders, chest, and arms.

Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of a thoracic bulging disc include,  pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, or muscle spasms or cramping

Treatment Options

Common treatment options for a thoracic bulging disc include, nonoperative management, anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, at-home traction devices, or cortisone injections.

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