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What is a broad based disc protrusion with paracentral annular tear?
When looking at the lumbar spine, you will note that between each vertebra is a block of tissue that resembles a hockey puck. This "tissue" is actually a shock absorber that cushions the stress on the spine with bending, twisting, lifting, etc. It has a central area of extremely tough protein-gelatin like material that is the cushioning part. This gelatin material is surrounded by a ring of thick material that is called the annulus and is layered much like a tire. Think of the outer portion of the annulus as the tread of a tire. There are blood vessels and nerves in the outer layers of this "ring" of tissue. As we get older the central gelatin material begins to dry out and the bending, twisting, heavy lifting begins to put more pressure and weaken this outer ring of fibers. They can actually tear from stress, resulting in a significant amount of pain (picture this as occurring in the center area of the "tread")... When rupturing of this annulus occurs and the thick gelatin material pushes out beyond the annulus we call this a herniated disk. If the material remains within the annulus and doesn’t travel beyond the broad ligament that travels down between the spine and the spinal cord, it is considered “subligamentous”… So, this report is saying that you have a degenerated disc, but it's not pressing on the spinal cord or a nerve root...
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What does right paracentral disc protrusion at T6-7 with moderate effacement of right anterolateral aspect of thecal sac mean?
You have protrusion of the disc between thoracic six and seventhvertebrae. This protrusion has created indentation on the sac ofdura matter on the anterolateral region of the …spinal cord. Thiscan compress your spinal cord.
This means that the spinal disc ("shock absorber" between the vertebrae) is protruding (bulging) on the left into the area where the peripheral spinal nerve leave…s the spinal cord (neural foramen). If the disc compresses (impinges) the spinal nerve in the neural foramen, there can be symptoms that radiate into the extremities. If the nerve impingement is in the neck, then symptoms are usually felt in the shoulder blade area and arm. In the low back, the symptoms can be felt in the buttock and back of the thigh ("sciatica") and even the entire leg and foot.
A broad- based disc bulge is found in the vertebrae. Another name for a broad based disc bulge is disc herniation, where the gelanous material in the center of the disc es…capes the disc.
Paracentral disc protrusion is a disorder of the spine that causes neck and back pain. An intervertebral disc is swollen or bulging and is putting pressure on the nerve ro…ots when you are diagnosed with this disorder.
You basically have a herniated disc (slipped disc) in your middle back that's pressing on your spinal cord.
The intervertebral disc that sits between two vertebrae contains a highly pressurized center called the nucleus pulposus. This material is held in place by a strong ligamentou…s material called the annulus fibrosis. As long as the integrity of the annulus is in order, no nuclear material can escape from the nucleus pulposus. However, since the posterior or outer third of the annulus is filled with nerve fiber of the sinu-vertebral nerve, when it comes into contact with nuclear material, a patient feels pain. An annular disc tear is when the substance of the annulus fibrosus "rips" or "tears," allowing the highly pressurized and nucleus pulposus to escape outward toward the outer third of the disc.
The discs in-between the bones of the spine are composed of a tough and fibrous outer layer called the annulus fibrosis and a gelatinous inner layer called the nucleus pulposu…s. Sometimes that outer layer can tear, just like you can get a tear in any ligament or tendon in your body. When that tear occurs at the back fo the disc, but right in the center, it is called a central annular tear. If the tear is bad enough the inner material (nucleus pulposus), this is a herniated disc. L4-5 is the second to lowest disc in the spine, if this disc herniates out it can affect the L5 nerve root.
no. besides annular tears, you can also have nuclear protrusions
Can the problem of left paracentral disc protrusion at l5-s1 where the disc is abutting the left traversing nerve root be solved without surgery?
I've got the same problem but with a right sided protrusion, my osteopath and sports rehab therapist are confident i can stabilise it with yoga, swimming and area specific str…engthening exercises! will let you know....
It refers to a disc that has weakened and expanded backward from its normal position. When a disc protrudes it may compress a nerve structure that may lead to pain and oth…er symptoms.
small central disc protrusion at c3-4
A right posterolateral annular tear with no protrusion in the L5 S1 with disk bulging occurs when the S1 nerve is impinged by the S1 and S2 vertebrae. This is an injury of the… lumbar region of the spine, the most susceptible place on the spine to herniation due to the thin and poorly reinforced annulus fibrosis ligament.
L4 - L5 considerable disc space narrowing and desiccation with broad-based posterior and posterolateral extension of inteervertebral disc with midline annular tear?
broadbased narrowing at the l5/s1
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What is a broad based central disc protrusion that is superimposed on moderate generalized disc bulging?
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\n. \nWhen looking at the spine, you will note that between each vertebra is a block of tissue that resembles a hockey puck.\n. \nThis "tissue" is actually a shock absorber …that cushions the stress on the spine with bending, twisting, lifting, etc. It has a central area of extremely tough protein-gelatin like material that is the cushioning part. This gelatin material is surrounded by a ring of thick material that is called the annulus and is layered much like a tire. Think of the outer portion of the annulus as the tread of a tire.\n. \nThere are blood vessels and nerves in the outer layers of this "ring" of tissue. As we get older the central gelatin material begins to dry out and the bending, twisting, heavy lifting begins to put more pressure and weaken this outer ring of fibers. They can actually tear from stress, resulting in a significant amount of pain (picture this as occurring in the center area of the "tread")... When rupturing of this annulus occurs we call this a herniated disk. With this herniation comes some of the thick gelatin material oozing out.
Just had mri says annular tear multiple disc protrusions c5 c6 impenges on cord multilevel spindylotic disease and lft shoulder has a tear also does anyone know what this means and can it be fixed?
I'm not a doctor, but I have been going through a lot of testing and diagnoses since October 2008 when I had a tear in my left shoulder (rotator cuff). I have always had prob…lems with headaches and neck aches, but in March 2009 I started having back pain too. After months of going through the runaround, I have found out I have 3 disc problems (a herniated disc in my lower back L5-S1, a herniated disc in my mid/upper back at T8-T9, and either a degenerated, torn, or herniated disc in my neck at C5-C6.) Annual tear just means the outer portion of the disc is torn, which allows fluid to leak out and put pressure on the spinal cord and nerve outlets which causes pain in various places and may even cause a decrease in function in various parts of the body. I don't know exactly what spondylotic disease is but I believe it affects the vertebrae. Depending on what's torn in your shoulder, it's going to require lengthy physical therapy, surgery, or both. Ask some questions when you visit your doctors.