A 30-year-old member asked:
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what happens if a bulging disk touches the spinal cord?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Bulging disc: You may or may not have symptoms - the symptoms could be pain, tingling or weakness.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013
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