Disc Bulge treatment in Physiofitguru

Disc Bulge

Damage to the intervertebral (spinal) disc that causes it to bulge out of its alignment

Physiotherapy for Disc Bulge

Well, Physiotherapy can treat acute low back pain safely and efficiently at affordable costs. Visit us at Physio Fit Guru Physiotherapy Clinic in Mulund and get Physiotherapy for Disc Bulge in Mulund, Mumbai, from Dr. Ajay Yadav.

Dr. Ajay Yadav, the Founder of Physio Fit Guru, is a well-known Consulting Orthopaedic Sports Physiotherapist, Manual Therapists, and Fitness Consultant with 11+ years of experience.

Personally, Dr. Ajay is an extremely motivated and confident person with exceptional multitasking and healing skills. Furthermore, he provides a high standard of physiotherapy services, including physiotherapy for a disc bulge. 

35% of patients with back pain suffer from disc-bulge or disc degeneration, and most of them are affected in the lower back.  Read on to know about disc bulges, diagnosis of disc bulges, the role of physiotherapy in treating disc bulges, symptoms, and causes of a disc bulge.

What is a Disc Bulge?

Bulging disc is a broad term describing specific changes in a lumbar disc. A disc is a soft, rubbery structure located between the vertebral column that acts as a cushion or pad for the bone. 

The gel-like material inside the vertebrae that absorbs any shock from impact loses its shape and position, leading to disc bulge. Disc bulges occur mostly between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebral column or between the fifth and the sacrum.

Disc Bulge

Symptoms of Disc Bulge:

The gel-like substance inside the vertebrae that absorbs any 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. Read more about back and neck conditions among adolescents and young adults. Disc bulge does not always show symptoms of pain, but depending upon where the disc bulge is located, you may experience the following symptoms.

Disc bulge does not always show symptoms, but you may experience a few symptoms, including:

  • Persisting neck pain and low back pain 
  • Radiating pain to your buttocks, thighs, knees, and feet
  • Back pain when coughing or sneezing
  • Numbness in the hands or legs along with muscular weakness


If there’s sciatica or a pinched nerve in the spine, it will interfere with your daily functioning Other than sudden injury, disc bulge happens over time and with age. Some of the reasons are:



If disc bulge isn’t treated on time, it can lead to disc herniation (commonly known as slipped disc). The treatment is often based on the patient’s age and the severity of the condition:

  • Conservative treatment methods: Disc bulge and the pain it causes can be managed spine rehabilitation and isolation treatment (an advanced device-based therapy)
  • Surgical intervention: This step is only taken if the pain cannot be managed in 6-8 weeks and the condition is intolerable for the patient. Most cases can be managed with conservative treatment methods only and only about 5% of cases require surgery.
  •  Cell Repair Treatment has formulated this treatment where microcurrents of a specific frequency is administered to the patient. It reduces pain and inflammation of the tissues around the spine and speeds up cell, restoring it to normalcy requires for 6 weeks of treatment spinal rehabilitation.
Disc bulge treatment


Role of Physiotherapy in Treating Disc Bulge

  • activity modification advice-remaining active and encouraging regular activity leads to faster recovery, avoid bed rest or exacerbating activities such as lifting or prolonged sitting
  • exercise to improve mobility and reduce pain
  • practical restoration program and advice
  • McKenzie Therapy
  • massage as an adjunct to spinal mobilization
Exercises for Herniated Discs

What to expect from Physiotherapy for a Bulging or Herniated disc?

  • Pain relieving techniques
  • Manual therapy 
  • Strengthening the core muscles 
  • Neural mobility techniques
  • Stretching of shortened structures
  • Activity modification
  • Exercises to restore range of motion 

There are several options to treat the pain and symptoms of a bulging disc. It is essential to ensure that you undergo a thorough evaluation by an experienced Physiotherapist who can plan a treatment program that will satisfy your specific needs.

If you’re looking for safe and effective Physiotherapy for a disc bulge, then book an appointment with our expert Physiotherapist Dr. Ajay Yadav to seek the best Physio for a disc bulge.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A disc bulge is not permanent. The disc is a fluid-filled structure and, hence, can heal, fix, and be reabsorbed.

A herniated disc’s pain will mostly get better within a couple of days and completely resolve in four to six weeks. Limiting your activity, ice, or heat therapy, and using OTC medications will help your recovery.

It may cause pain in the back, buttocks, or legs. It can also affect your walking ability. Bulging discs typically involve multiple discs. This condition develops over time and may cause other disc degeneration-related issues, like lumbar stenosis.