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Any Way To Increase Thickness Of Intervertebral Disc
Disc Height: The spinal discs are avascular, meaning they lack direct blood supply. Nutrition of the discs occurs with passive flow of fluids from the bones into the disc across the cartilage endplates during times of rest, as during recumbancy. The discs therefore increase in height every night and slowly lose height during the day with upright activity. No options to augment this process currently exist. ...Read more
Spinal discs are located between the vertebrae (blocks of bone) of the spine (expect the upper 2). They act like shock absorbers and are also important in allowing our spines to be flexible. They have a tough outer rim made of strong fibers and a fleshier shock-absorbing tissue in the center. These "shocks" can wear out with routine life activities, age and injuries. They can ...Read more
Can I expect a partially black (30%black 70% white) intervertebral disc to resorb? What about a 50%black 50% white?
Spine problems it hurst badbly when I bend down? I googled it and found that it migh be intervertebral disc. How do I treat this? What should I do?
See a doctor: First things first- find out the exact cause for the pain. Then let the doctor advise you what the best treatments available for the problem. ...Read more
IDS: As you age the vertebral discs shrink a bit. The center is a jelly like material and its surrounded by a tough 'sack' of tissue. The jelly center can rupture, sometimes with trauma, and the contents can press on nerve roots. O, the shrinking alone can cause pressure on nerve roots. An MRI can generally tell you what's going on. Sounds like you could have all the above. ...Read more
Intervertebral disc: The disc is composed of a central nuclear material composed of proteoglycans and surrounded by layered connective tissue arranged in alternating bias plys known as the anulus fibrosis. The last component are the cartilagenous endplates that are attached to the boney vertebral bodies that are located above and below each disc. ...Read more
Lv3-lv4 and lv4-lv5 intervertebral disc levels causing narrowing of both lateral recesses along with compression of exiting of nerve roots.
See spine specialist: I would get an evaluation from a spine surgeon, either orthopaedic or neurosurgeon. They can evaluate you properly and treat you with either therapy, epidural injections or other surgical procedures. Treatment of a back problem before it gets too bad is a prudent idea. ...Read more
Nornal Aging: Disc prolapse, bulging, and herniation are part of normal aging and having one doesn't mean you you will have pain or disability. About 50% of asymptomatic individuals (without history of low back pain) aged 20-39 have bulging discs and about 21% have ruptured discs in their lumbar spine (low back). ...Read more
Bulging disc: The disc at the l5-s1 level is bulging and causing pressure on the spinal sack, but not causing nerve compression. Most of this type of findings on MRI are asymptomatic or possibly a cause of back pain. Core strengthening, pain management, and rarely surgery can improve symptoms. ...Read more
What compromises intervertebral disc integrity more- shearing (side to side) forces or vertical pressure?
Both: Both forces can lead to disk problems. ...Read more
Few dr suggested for surgery few for medicines for lv3-lv4 n lv5 intervertebral disc levels (i have already asked for), im doing therapy now, is that ok?
Yes: Surgery is elective, and usually chosen as an option by the patient who has failed all other means of treating his/her symptoms (meaning meds, injections, physical therapy, if appropriate weight loss, e stim, etc.). If you get to the point when pain or neurological deficit is interfering with day to day activities despite other tx, then talk to ur doc about surgery. ...Read more
What does loss of intervertebral disc height and right sided broad -based disc bulge mean? Thankyou.
Circumferential disc bulges with posterior central annular tear at lv3-lv4 and lv4-lv5 intervertebral disc levels causing narrowing of both lateral re?
Symptoms?: These findings may or may not be responsible for your symptoms which are not listed but presumed to be pain. Your doctor will correlate these findings with your symptoms and physical exam to help identify the pain generator as best as possible after which time a directed treatment plan can be formulated. ...Read more
Different kinds: One type that is popular and has a good track record is mckenzie technique named for robin mckenzie, an australian physiotherapist. The theory is to find a lumbar range of motion that is relatively comfortable and train the patient to engage in these exercises. Often for a prolapsed disc, it involves back extension exercises which seeks to "centralize" the pain into the back and out of the leg. ...Read more
Mri report says there is a mild disc space height loss at c5c6 intervertebral disc space level. Interpretation please?
Disk degeneration: Some degeneration of the disc in disc space between the vertebrae can manifests as disk narrowing. ...Read more
What is mild lossof intervertebral disc heights atc4-5, c5-6& significant narrowing of right neural exitforamen c5-6&mild narrowing of c6-7?
Wear and tear: The description is of some typical degenerative changes of the cervical spine. The significance would be determined by a clinician doing the appropriate assessment including history taking and physical examination ...Read more
I have lowe back pain. X-ray shows lost intervertebral disc space....What is the managment and tretment?
Work Up: The first step is a comprehensive history and physical with correlation of studies and how your life is impacted by back pain or radicular symptoms/sciatica/leg pain. Management and treatment range from the very conservative such as anti-inflammatories and physical therapy to epidurals and other interventions. Surgery is usually a last resort. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with intervertebral disc degeneration, I had a bone density scan this morning on my back/hips, what is dr looking for?
Hi Doctor! I am 40 years old. On trying to bend down, it feels like something will "break" in my lower back. MRI 4 months back showed mild-moderate intervertebral disc space loss in lower back. And just last week a few new sysmtoms started. There are some
Follow up: You may have instability in one of your lumbar segments. I would recommend you follow up with your spine doctor. They will probably order X-rays that are taken with you standing and bent over to asses the stability. Sometimes it can be treated with physical therapy and others are better treated with surgical stabilization. ...Read more
Have displacement of lumber intervertebral disc w/o myelopathy follow up treatment fluoroscopy procedure snr consider myelogram can I work again hurts?
Need more info: I think I may be able to answer your question, but I'm uncertain what it is. Can you pm me? ...Read more
Cord compression due: To disc issue in the neck region usually with degenerative disc disease ; a small spinal canal diameter. Prior history of neck injury can accelerate degenerative changes ; smokers accelerate this rate 4x over a nonsmoker. A herniated large disc can cause a myelopathy which is cord compression but it is most often associated with degeneration leading to a too narrow spinal canal for the cord. ...Read more
Could you tell me the difference between annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus in intervertebral disc?
Shell vs jelly:
Annulus is the rings of connective tissue, like cartilage, that form the outer part of the disk. Nucleus pulposis is the jelly filling.
A herniated disc occurs when the jelly squirts out of the shell whereas a "protrusion" occurs when a part of the annulus is pooching out. ...Read more
Nonsensical: The spinal cord ends at about l-2, and most common disc issues are present at l4-5, and l-5-s-1. In order for a disc to affect the spinal cord, we are talking about a problem in the lower thoracic spine, or a rather unusual high lumbar disc fragment, perhaps. Myelopathy means involvement of spinal cord, so are we really using the term incorrectly here? Ask your doc about this. ...Read more
Is it possible to have cervical radiculopathy and intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy cervical region?
How often does a discitis or other infection occur when you do a discogram or nucleoplasty in cervical intervertebral disc?
Very rarely: Very rarely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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