Everything You Need to Know About Bulging Disc

Anushka Sharma

Bulging Disc is a common spine injury and actress Anushka Sharma has been suffering from it. It is said that doctors have advised her bed rest. However she is continuously seen promoting her upcoming movie Sui Dhaga that also has Varun Dhawan as its male lead. As we pray for her early recovery and wish her good health, it is also important to know what actually a Bulging Disc is. Here we have a brief on what this problem is with its signs and symptoms:

What is a Bulging Disc:

A Bulging Disc is when an intervertebral disc loses its shape and compresses a spinal nerve. It is a spinal injury that can happen in the lumbar spine, thoracic spine and also in cervical spine.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma

Signs and symptoms:

It wholly depends on the location and severity of the condition. In many people there might not be any symptoms as it may only pain when the bulging area presses upon the spinal curve. Its major symptoms may show:

  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Muscle cramp
  • Itchiness
  • Pain in the hips, buttocks, legs, and feet.


Its treatment depends on your specific physiology and how advanced your case is. Its treatment is grouped in three categories that are non-surgical, decompression and fusion and stabilization.

  • Avoid lifting and physical activities that can strain the neck and back.
  • Do only a designed exercise regime by physical therapist
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Use ice packs
  • Spinal decompression therapy

Its causes:

Numerous things can be the reason for it. The most known causes are injury, ageing, excessive weight, trauma, etc. People with a family history of having bulging disc can also get it.