Disc Herniations

Disc bulges and herniations are relatively common in our population and most people from adolescence through adulthood are prone to having them. Disc Herniations occurs when cushion between the spinal vertebra is pushed outside its normal position, due to rupture or less elasticity of the spinal disc or when there is a bulge in the cartilage from the jelly that gets to the outer layers of the spine. If this is left untreated, it will lead to what we call a herniation. Persons with disc bulge experience tingling and numbing sensation because the discs can directly put pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots where they exit from the spine. And if pressure is not reduced, permanent nerve damage can result.