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What does a protruding disk with mass effect mean?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pressing on Nerve

It means that the disk is pushing on something.
Sometimes its pressing up against the spinal cord but also can be on spinal nerves.

In brief: Pressing on Nerve

It means that the disk is pushing on something.
Sometimes its pressing up against the spinal cord but also can be on spinal nerves.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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2 doctors agree

In brief: COMPRESSION

Disc protrusion implies weakness in the wall with the inner substance (nucleus pulposis) pushing outwards.
The bulk or mass may be contacting a nerve root or even the spinal cord, and this statement could imply a risk to proper nerve function.

In brief: COMPRESSION

Disc protrusion implies weakness in the wall with the inner substance (nucleus pulposis) pushing outwards.
The bulk or mass may be contacting a nerve root or even the spinal cord, and this statement could imply a risk to proper nerve function.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mass effect

It means it is pushing on something, possibly a nerve or the nerve sack.

In brief: Mass effect

It means it is pushing on something, possibly a nerve or the nerve sack.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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