Spinal Decompression Therapy
A bulging disc is when no tear or rupture is present within the outer layer of the disc. A small amount might protrude into the spinal canal. No portion of the nucleus pulposus has leaked out of the disc. A herniated disc is means a tear or rupture is present. A portion of the gel-like nucleus pulposus has leaked into the spinal canal.
A herniated disc might have begun as a bulging disc, but created so much pressure on the outer wall of the disc that a rupture occurred. For more information or to see if you might be a candidate for our treatment programs give us a call at 425-379-9749 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.
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