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What is the difference between a protruding and a herniated disc?

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In brief: Extent

Radiologists use the descriptions of bulging, protruding, and herniated or ruptured discs to describe damage to the disc, which promotes a risk to nerve roots or spinal cord.
The protruded disc would be smaller and have less damage potential and milder symptoms than the herniated disc.

In brief: Extent

Radiologists use the descriptions of bulging, protruding, and herniated or ruptured discs to describe damage to the disc, which promotes a risk to nerve roots or spinal cord.
The protruded disc would be smaller and have less damage potential and milder symptoms than the herniated disc.
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