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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is ruptured disk?
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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Pressure on a nerve
Different terms describe the movement of the central part of a disc beyond the normal confines of the disc.
A ruptured disc suggests a large fragment of the disc has gone beyond it's normal margin and is putting usually dramatic pressure on the nerve, nerve sac, or spinal cord. This often will require surgery because it is unlikely to shrink enough for the symptoms to be tolerable. Wait and pray.

In brief: Pressure on a nerve
Different terms describe the movement of the central part of a disc beyond the normal confines of the disc.
A ruptured disc suggests a large fragment of the disc has gone beyond it's normal margin and is putting usually dramatic pressure on the nerve, nerve sac, or spinal cord. This often will require surgery because it is unlikely to shrink enough for the symptoms to be tolerable. Wait and pray.
Dr. Kevin Teal
Dr. Kevin Teal
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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Extrusion of the dis
Ruptured disk occur when the disk material contained within the bounderies of the disk by espesialized tissue called the annulus fifrosus sustain a ruptured or a rent and allow the contains of the disk get ouside the disk thru the rent in the annulus.
Can occur at any level of the spine but usually lumbat spine l4-l5, l5-s1 asnd cervical spine c5-c6., c6-c7.

In brief: Extrusion of the dis
Ruptured disk occur when the disk material contained within the bounderies of the disk by espesialized tissue called the annulus fifrosus sustain a ruptured or a rent and allow the contains of the disk get ouside the disk thru the rent in the annulus.
Can occur at any level of the spine but usually lumbat spine l4-l5, l5-s1 asnd cervical spine c5-c6., c6-c7.
Dr. Pietro Seni
Dr. Pietro Seni
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