Any part of the spine can experience problems but one of the most common areas to have pain is in the lower back. It can be caused by issues that are as simple as pulled muscles but sometimes, the problem is a lot more serious. That is the case with a bulging disc and when you have this problem, it needs to be treated properly and in a timely manner. Unless it is treated properly, you are likely to have a problem with lower back pain for many years.
A bulging disc is an issue when the intervertebral disc between the vertebrae has become damaged. Part of the disc is going to bulge or procure outward, perhaps causing pain by resting on a nerve root. It can also protrude inward in some cases, limiting how much space is in the spinal canal. This could lead to a problem with spinal stenosis. Although a problem with lower back pain can be debilitating, there are also some options that may be able to help to treat the problem and to get you back up and moving about without the pain any longer.
Many people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area come to Dr. Kaufman when they are experiencing problems with a bulging disc or any type of lower back pain. As a Dallas neurosurgeon, he has both the skill and expertise to care for your problem in the best way possible. Sometimes, he may be able to treat the condition by giving you specific instructions on how to reduce the pain through certain types of medication, physical therapy or bed rest. There may be other times, however, when it is necessary to take things a step further.