Disc Bulge

Disc bulge is a type of damage to the intervertebral (spinal) discs that causes them to bulge out of alignment. The gel-like substance inside the vertebrae that absorbs shock from impact loses its shape and position, leading to disc bulge. 35% of back-pain patients suffer from disc-bulge or disc degeneration, and most of them are affected in the lower back.





The symptoms of bulging discs vary according to the severity of the bulge and the affected level of your spine.

  • Neck and lower back pain that persists for a long time
  • Continuous sharp pain in a specific area in the back.
  • Pain that radiates to your buttocks, thighs, knees, and feet. This may be a result of nerve endings being pressurized at the lower spine.
  • Back pain when coughing or sneezing
  • Cramps, or spasms
  • There is numbness or tingling in the legs or in hands, along with muscular weakness.

Many different factors cause disc bulge but the most common conditions that lead to bulging discs are as follows:

  • Degeneration: Over a period of time, the hard exterior of the disc weakens, leading to disc bulge.
  • Axial overloading (lifting): Among younger patients, a sedentary lifestyle leads to a constant static load on the back, causing a disc bulge.
  • Body weight: Excess body weight, especially around the abdomen, put pressure on the lower back that the discs cannot sustain.
  • Gradual wear and tear: Intense physical activity like engaging in contact sports, aging, any physical trauma, and even poor posture can lead to disc bulge.
  • Spinal injuries: Injuries like a fall, car accidents, sports injury, etc can cause severe wear and tear in the spine to occur instantaneously hence leading to disc bulge or herniation.
  • Bone spurs: These are bony protrusions that are formed along the edges of joints, and as they can grow into the disc space, they often cause bulging discs.

Besides these, other potential causes of the bulging disc are:

  • Repetitive trauma due to poor posture, heavy lifting, or injury
  • People leading a sedentary lifestyle
  • Weak back muscles or poor muscle strength
  • Activities that put a strain on the spine
  • Injury caused by a sudden load on the spine like a car accident
  • Sports
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

At Kalp Health Care, our wise and empathetic professionals take a transparent and innovative approach to ensure you receive the highest quality care, personalized to your unique health journey.

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our expert professionals conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
    • Patient Symptom Evaluation: We listen attentively and patiently to understand your symptoms.
    • Posture Analysis: We assess your posture to identify potential issues.
    • Physical and Functional Assessment: A comprehensive evaluation of your physical health and functionality.
  • In-Depth Evaluation: To ensure a holistic understanding, we consider various factors, such as:
    • Radiological Findings: Incorporating X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, and clinical correlation.
    • Lab Reports: Analyzing laboratory test results for a complete picture.
    • Medication History: Documenting past and current medications.
    • Medical and Surgical History: Understanding your medical journey.
    • Lifestyle Factors: Exploring lifestyle, work patterns, and daily routines.
    • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating diet and nutrition, emphasizing fibrous foods, minerals, and hydration.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in patient-centric care, tailoring our assessments and recommendations to your specific needs:
    • Climate Considerations: Recognizing the impact of climate on health.
    • Family History: Considering hereditary factors.
    • Daily Activity: Analyzing your daily routine.
    • Metabolic Assessment: Understanding your metabolic activity.
    • Exercise Routine: Assessing your physical activity regimen.

At Kalp Health Care, we believe in precision and personalization, our wise and empathetic approach ensures that your treatment is innovative, transparent, and, above all, centered around your unique needs and holistic health.That’s why:

Individualized Approach: Our expert team crafts unique treatment protocols for each patient.

Unique Needs: Even if two patients have a similar diagnosis, their treatments are tailored to their specific requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment: We consider not only the diagnosis but also your overall well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health.

Holistic Care: Our patient-centric philosophy means that:

A 360-Degree View: We take into account every aspect of your health and life that may impact your well-being.

Emphasis on Well-being: Your treatment plan is designed to address not just physical pain but also your mental and emotional health.

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I have been visiting the clinic for the past two years and my experience has been great. Dr. Kant is very knowledgeable and he treats his patients with full dedication and patience. I underwent treatment for my neck and back pain and I got relief after just a few sessions of dry needling. So, I would recommend everyone to visit KALP HEALTH CARE for any kind of physiotherapy treatment.

Nithya Santhakumar

At the age of 53, a back problem is scary when a doctor tells you that you need 10 days of bed rest or surgery! I went to Kalp expecting the usual steps of physiotherapy, but I couldn't even stand up straight or get out of bed without shooting pain. This is an example of not judging a book by its cover. Dr. Kant is a simple man but a magician when it comes to his treatment. He is passionate and positive about his treatment and knows the human body like the back of his hand. A dedicated team with Dr. Monika and Dr. Rakesh got me on my feet in just 3 days. This is the best treatment I could have asked for!

Vivek Goyal

Dr. Kant and his clinic are excellent in treating muscular and spinal issues - it's very clean and hygienic. Dr. Kant has great understanding and knowledge, quickly reaching to the root of what's wrong and able to provide Relief within a few sessions. I found a solution to my spine problem after seeking treatment from Dr. Kant - I had tried all kinds of treatments before but hadn't been able to find any relief.

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Who is a Kalp Specialist?

Dr. K. K. Kant is the Founder of Kalp Health Care, located in the sub-city of Dwarka, New Delhi.

There are trial & success methods to treat pain but as a seasoned  professionals, we know when and bhow to combine clinical reasoning with manual therapy, modalities, and recent EBP to restore mobility & rejuvenate life.

Dr. K. K. Kant has a keen interest in Ortho – Sports – Spine – Pelvic Floor – Foot field and advanced manual therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

The spine is made up of bony vertebrae that are separated and cushions by small discs. Over time, these discs could bulge. Eventually, one might rupture. The most common culprit is between L3 and L4 or between L4 and L5. This can lead to shooting pains that travel down the legs as the vertebrae are now on top of each other and could compress a nerve.

The cause of herniated or bulging discs varies from patient to patient. Discs wear out with time and use. Repetitive motions, lifting and twisting can damage discs, as can injuries, bone spurs and degenerative conditions. Bulging and herniated discs cause pain and disability anywhere along your spine. 

In some cases, surgery may be required to repair herniated discs that cause total disability. In many other instances, physical therapy and chiropractic care reduces pain and dysfunction without the need for risky surgery or dangerous drugs.

Innervated by nerves spreading outward from the spinal cord, your legs may feel painful if a herniated disc irritates the sciatic nerve, a large nerve formed by a bundle of nerve roots meeting at the bottom of your spine. Since branches of the sciatic nerve extend down the back of your legs, into your ankles and feet, you can have a herniated disc and shooting pains in the legs.

Men between 30 and 55 are more likely to suffer a herniated disc due to improperly lifting heavy items, being overweight, engaging in repetitive activities that put excessive stress on the spine, smoking and not getting enough exercise. There is some research indicating herniated discs may have a genetic component associated with congenital spinal and/or disc abnormalities.