A bulging disc in the neck occurs when a spinal disc weakens and encroaches on the spinal cord. In some cases, this can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and back. Acute injury to the area can cause a bulging disc in the neck.
The answer isn't black and white, says a massage therapist at the University of Alberta.
Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and for seeking medical treatment. It can be uncomfortable and debilitating.
Opioids are also very often prescribed for chronic pain. But there's another, often more effective way to address your pain, if you're willing to do a little work. And that is spine physical therapy.