There are various common causes of back pains known to man, yet one of the most common one is disc bulging.
This can cause a lot of frustration to anyone whom it affects, and it will take the patient a lot of time and patience for the process of full recovery to be done.
Though surgery is a quick way in which the disc can be returned to its original position, the risks involved are present.
The patient will therefore shy away from this method, and will generally take a pain relieving option than go for the full surgery required.
The lower back is one of the most common areas in which the bulging occurs in many patients.
What then is being talked about when one mentions a disc bulge? The vertebra in our spine consists of small bones joined up together.
One vertebra is separated from another by a disc.
The disc that is in question has a layer of several tissues that are usually rapped around it.
Do not assume the importance of the disc.
It is this disc that gives someone the necessary support while standing upright.
The connective tissues talked about around the disc surround from outside a jelly like substance, known to the medical world as the nucleus pulposus.
It is this substance that bulges out, whenever some form of incidence occurs.
Such incidences as accidence, immediate or even repetitive strenuous activity may cause this substance to break through the surrounding tissue, causing bulging to occur.
Outside the tissue area are the nerves that constitute the central nervous system of the body.
When the bulging presses against them, interrupting their activity, the pain is felt.
Sometimes the bulge will not press against the nerves that are near them.
When this happens, the nerve will not cause any pain for a long time.
Only when the nerve gets into contact with the bulge will the pain begin.
Symptoms of a disc bulge will include vary.
As stated earlier, the back will not experience pain for a long time, even if the rupture has occurred.
One of the reasons why it is hard to notice the pain is because there is a tendency for the nerves to radiate the pain in some other part of the body.
Some will feel pain emerging from areas as low as the legs.
Nevertheless, the most common areas to feel the pain are the thighs, the bum or even the foot.
One will commonly feel some kind of needle like pain and will also feel some muscle weaknesses.