Telltale Signs You Have a Slipped or Bulging Disc

Telltale Signs You Have a Slipped or Bulging Disc

Telltale Signs You Have a Slipped or Bulging Disc


If you’ve been experiencing back pain, it can be difficult to decide if it’s just a temporary issue or something more serious. While the cause of your back pain could be something minor like sore muscles, it could also be a sign of a slipped or bulging disc. Here are some telltale signs that you may have a slipped or bulging disc so you can determine the best way to get relief.

Pain in the Lower Back and Legs

Lower back pain is one of the most common symptoms of a slipped or bulging disc. This type of pain is usually caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve which runs from your lower back down through your legs and feet. The pain may range from uncomfortable to severe, depending on how severe the disc injury is. In addition to lower back pain, you may experience numbness and tingling in the affected area as well as muscle weakness.


Difficulty Standing Up Straight

Another sign that you may have a slipped or bulging disc is difficulty standing up straight without experiencing pain. If you find yourself struggling to stand up straight due to lower back discomfort, it might be an indication that your discs are not functioning properly. It’s also important to look out for any changes in posture such as an inability to maintain proper posture while sitting or standing for long periods of time.


Pain When Moving in Certain Directions

If you experience sharp pains when moving certain directions such as bending forward or twisting your body, this could be another symptom that indicates there is an issue with one of your discs. It’s important to note any changes in movement patterns and pay attention to whether they coincide with any other symptoms such as lower back and leg pains.


If you believe you might have a slipped or bulging disk, it's important to seek medical advice from an orthopedic surgeon immediately. At Central Florida Bone & Joint Institute we specialize in treating these types of injuries with our state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained orthopedic surgeons who will provide personalized care tailored specifically for your needs. Contact us today for more information on how we can help!