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A 31-year-old member asked:

can you have both a bulging disc in lumbar and cervical spine at the same time?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Bulging discs are often simultaneous and can occur anywhere in the spine.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Yes : A bulging disc can be a sign of genetics, aging or trauma. They can be located anywhere along the spine although the neck or lower back are the most common areas.
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Very Common. 25% of Americans in one study had asymptomatic disc herniation in the Lumbar spine, 10% Cervical. Bulging discs are even more common.
Mar 21, 2013

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have bulging disc in lumbar and cervical spine at the same time?

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Dr. Joseph Answine
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Absolutely: If you have the propensity for one, you surely do for two...

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