A bulging disc occurs when the disc —a soft tissue sac — between the vertebrae bones of the spine ruptures or shifts outside of the area it should be in. Also called a ruptured or slipped disc, this problem occurs most often in the lower part of the back, called the lumbar region.
When a bulging disc first occurs, it may not be immediately apparent due to the lack of nerves it touches. However, pain, numbness, and tingling may occur in the buttocks and leg with a lumbar bulging disc, a painful condition called sciatica. A bulged or slipped disc will not move back into place on its own, and as the body ages, the disc tissue will only become more dry and less flexible, exacerbating the painful effects.
Bulging disc treatment
When interventional pain management techniques do not offer enough relief, patients may require surgery to provide relief from bulging disc pain. Thankfully, there is not only treatment for a bulging disc, but a proprietary method that is minimally invasive and has an excellent success rate. Deuk Laser Disc Repair does not require large incisions that need a long time to heal, bone cutting that can weaken the spine, and other unpleasant side effects that most traditional spine surgeries incur.
Our endoscopic procedure uses a small, flexible tube with a camera and light to see into the body without large incisions, which tend to leave unsightly scars and require pain medications after surgery. A small, quarter inch incision is all that is required for our surgery, which boasts a 95% success rate and a very short recovery period.