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Lumbar Disc Protrusion
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
Treat symptoms only: Disc protrusions of any size require treatment only if they produce symptoms. Surgery is indicated for those with intractable leg pain, progressive loss of function or sensation in the lower extremity or for loss of bowel/bladder/sexual function. Medicines, stretching, mild rest, physical therapy, massage, heat, etc are indicated for everyone else. ...Read more
What to do about impression multilevel lumbar spondylosis with broad based central disc protrusion l4-l5?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
MRI report says - 1. Straightened lumbar spine curvature 2. posterior central disc protrusion at L4 -L5 level causing indentation of thecal sac
Herniation and spasm: One way to describe those findings is you have a herniated disc likely associated with spasm. When paraspinal muscles go into spasm, the lumbar spine straightens out somewhat losing its normal contour. I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss treaent options. ...Read more
Mri: moderate disc protrusion l5,annular tear,moderate facet joint hypertrophy entire lumbar spine,grade1 spondylolisthsis l5,L1L2 and L5S1 spur, bad?
How common are lumbar disc bulges - Is it "normal" to have them? What causes them? Chances of protrude more or herniate vs shrink back? doing PT
Fairly common: Lumbar disc bulges are common. Many are found incidentally are not likely to cause symptoms. Aprox 20 - 35% of adults have disc bulging on MRI. The incidence of sciatica symptoms is 2%. Some disc herniations may be resolved with conservative treatment. Some will progress. If you have persistent symptoms despite conservative therapy, then surgery maybe warranted. ...Read more
Disc hernia and protrusion are the same? Back 5 years ago I have a small disc protrusion now I have a 7mm disc hernia
Disk : Disk herniation and disk protrusion are generalized terms for describing a disk displaced or sticking out of the disk space into the spinal canal. Disk protrusion may be used more specifically to describe a disk displacement when the height is less then the width. Since the terms for describing disk herniations vary from doctor to doctor and there is little consistency to how they are named the best way to determine if your disk has worsened if by radiologist or back surgeon directly comparing your MRI films. For more information please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniations and sciatica. Good luck! ...Read more
Im 27 years old and developed a Right Paracentrl Disc Protrusion on L5-S1. Is this an uncurable condition? what is the best form of treatment?
Fairly common: Lumbar disc bulges are common. Many are found incidentally are not likely to cause symptoms. Aprox 20 - 35% of adults have disc bulging on MRI. The incidence of sciatica symptoms is 2%. Some disc herniations may be resolved with conservative treatment. Some will progress. If you have persistent symptoms despite conservative therapy, then surgery maybe warranted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
T6-7 a 4mm posterior disc protrusion with superior extrusion extending behind the lower on half of t6, measuring 9mm cc, causing mild imp on cord and midline?
Pushing on Things: If these herniated disks are causing pain then getting epidural injections may be helpful. However if you are doing OK and no pain, then I would leave them alone. Eventually they will heal as much as they can, but can take as much as 6-9 months to resolve. Unless you are getting increased pain or weakness, I wouldn't worry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Herniated disk is also known as Bulging disk. Herniated disk is a medical condition in which the gel like disk between the bones of the spine squeezes out of its center position. Because nerves run in the spine right next to the disk, a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause symptoms such as low back ...Read more
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