The lower back or lumbar region of the spine handles the majority of workload for the body, making it more susceptible to injury and degeneration. Lumbar bulging discs occur when stress causes the discs to expand outside of their normal encasements, putting pressure on the tissues and nerves surrounding this area of the spine. The lumbar region between the waist and the top of the pelvis is where most bulging discs occur in the spine, causing many painful symptoms for sufferers of this condition. At Atlanta Spine, we treat lumber bulging disc problems using minimally invasive techniques that offer relief without extensive recovery time.
Symptoms and Causes of Lumbar Bulging Discs
Since the lower back carries the majority of your body weight and is used for most activities, it is more likely to be injured and have general wear and tear with aging. Trauma and degenerative issues can weaken the exterior of the discs, allowing them to expand. This bulging causes the pressure on the tissues and nerves, especially the sciatic nerve. Pain, numbness and weakness is usually felt in the lower back, hips, legs and feet from a bulging lumbar disc.
To relieve the discomfort of a lumbar bulging disc, Dr. Bhatti at Atlanta Spine will offer several treatment options. In many cases, physical therapy and non-surgical treatments can be used to reduce pressure from the bulging disc and relieve the symptoms. In more severe cases, minimally invasive surgery may be recommended to correct the problem and offer long-term relief.
At Atlanta Spine, we are committed to offering the most advanced options in spine treatments in the greater Atlanta area. Dr. Bhatti and his team are dedicated to relieving the pain and mobility dysfunction caused by bulging discs and other spine conditions using the least invasive options. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.