How are you? Bulging disc symptoms can vary widely from person to person and important considerations include the location of the disc and the severity of the damage. It can present with pain, tingling, and numbness that branch out to the shoulders, arms, chest, hands, and fingers. It can also cause pain to radiate anywhere from the chest to the upper thigh or from the lower back to the buttocks, legs, and feet. The symptoms are usually worse when physically active and gets better with rest. If the diagnosis is confirmed, conservative treatments like heat application, exercise, physical therapy, medications, and injections are initially done. If it becomes severe, surgery may be indicated. With regards to cardiac issues, additional diagnostic tests such as treadmill, Holter or 2D Echo may also be done to rule out any cardiac problems. Take care and do keep us posted.
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