Connecticut Spinal Care Dr. Walter Henderson, D.C. 860-828-8220

Bulging & Herniated Disc Info


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 860-828-8220 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. 

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Dr. Walter Henderson, D.C. (2 Locations) 

Berlin Location: 1097 Farmington Avenue Berlin, CT 06037 860-828-8220 

Enfield Location: 7 Elm Street Suite 302 Enfield, CT 06082 860-741-0185