This is Part 3 in our series about Bulging Discs! If you missed Part 2, click here!
So far in this series we have covered what a Bulging Disc is, and what the most common causes of them are. As a brief reminder of what we covered:
- A Bulging Disc occurs when the outside of the disc, called the annulus, pushes (or bulges) out from between the vertebrae.
- This bulging can happen because of two re
asons; either the jelly-like substance inside the disc called the nucleus dries out (becomes dehydrated) which leads to the disc becoming unstable and basically going flat like a tire, or because the annulus on the outside weakens and the pressure of the nucleus pushing against that weakness causes it to bulge out.