Bulging Disks

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Definition

A bulging disk is a medical condition in which the lower back area suffers intense pain when a disk enters a crevice in the spine. Disks are the soft tissues that serve as cushions of the spine.

Diagnosis

Bulging disks can be diagnosed through MRI.

Treatment

The most effective way to treat bulging disks is by cortisone injections. Cold and hot compress applications may be used to lessen the pain.

Symptoms and Signs

A person with a bulging disk usually suffers pain and ruptures in the lower back.

Causes

Bulging disks are often caused by aging.

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