Who cares what you call it, it hurts!
You’re having lunch with your co-workers and you tell them about your chronic back pain, and how it’s made your life miserable. One co-worker then says, “Sounds like you have a bulging disc.” But another says, “or a herniated disc.”
Bulging disc, herniated disc, both sound pretty serious, right? So, what’s the difference?
Difference between a herniated disc and a bulging disc
To understand the difference, you have to understand what a disc is and does for you. Discs are the cushions between your vertebrae, the bones that make up your spine. Each of these discs consists of a tough outside cover, with softer cartilage inside. With a bulging disc, the softer cartilage begins to move into areas it normally wouldn’t or shouldn’t be within this outer cover. This causes the disc to bulge in certain places. If that bulge comes in contact with a nerve, there will be pain. With a herniated disc, there is a tear in the outer covering so the softer material inside can escape More commonly, it is this escaping soft cartilage that is touching a nerve and causing your pain. Bulging disc? Herniated Disc? Most sufferers don’t really care which they have, they just want the pain to go away.
Non-surgical Herniated disc treatment at Denver Spine Institute
It is important to understand what is causing your pain so the proper treatment can be applied. You need to start with a thorough exam from a spine expert, such as Dr. Eipe Kuruvila, MD FRCA of the Denver Spine Institute in Lakewood, CO. Once Dr. Kuruvila has studies the problem with your discs, he can then determine if you are a candidate for the DRS Protocol. The DRS Protocol, a drug free, pain free, non-surgical treatment developed by a Doctor in the Midwest, it is the state of the art treatment for disc disease. Only a handful of doctors in the country are trained to use this treatment. In the Denver area, Dr. Eipe Kuruvila is one of these doctors with both the knowledge and technology available to offer the DRS Protocol to his patients.
Your co-workers and friends are well meaning, and may have had back surgery themselves to treat bulging or herniated disc problems. You need to rely on the experts. Call Dr. Kuruvila and get started today.