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Can disk protrusions cause as much pain and problems as disk herniations?

Yes many may use-: -the word interchangeably. Best to see an orthopedist who is fellowship trained in spine. ...Read more

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What is a broad based disc protrusion?

What is a broad based disc protrusion?

Depends: Typically this means a slipped or herniated disc that is not focal but with a broad base of less than 25% of the entire disk. ...Read more

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How critical is a tiny central disc protrusion?

Usually not: Most tiny protrusions are part of normal anatomic findings which may be reported by a radiologist. The only concern would be in conditions where the spinal canal is narrow, such as with congenital spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What is a central disc protrusion? How is it treated?

What is a central disc protrusion? How is it treated?

In my opinion: I consider this to be an asymptomatic incidental finding it should be treated with reassurance ...Read more

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What gender and age group are most likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

What gender and age group are most likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

It can affect any --: gender and the usual age group that get it is probably from 15-70 yrs,. I am sure other authorities would cite our figures. ...Read more

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I have multiple level disc degenerations and protrusions, and wonder who to go to for help?

I have multiple level disc degenerations and protrusions, and wonder who to go to for help?

Sort it out : It depends on what your symptoms are and what treatments you've had so far. Its also important for you to spend some time doctor with your doctor to pinpoint the pain generator(s). ...Read more

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Please explain what gender and age group are more likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

Please explain what gender and age group are more likely to be affected by disc protrusion?

30s and older: However typically can be seen at any age depending on reason of pain. But generally seen in older patients and typically those with high levels of activity at their job like manual labor and athletes even. ...Read more

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I have these protrusions on the bottom of my tongue. They are on both sides and they kinda stick out. What are they?

I have these protrusions on the bottom of my tongue. They are on both sides and they kinda stick out. What are they?

Tongue anatomy: It's probably normal anatomy but would have to be personally visualized in order to give you an accurate answer and confirm my suspicion. ...Read more