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What is a herniated disc?

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Answered 2008-10-01 22:42:26

As the spinal disc becomes less elastic, it can rupture. When the disc ruptures, a portion of the spinal disc pushes outside its normal boundary--this is called a herniated disc.

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What are some herniated disc symptoms?

The symptoms of a herniated disc will be different from time to time it depends on the location and the position of the disc. If you have constant pain in your lower back you may have a herniated disc.

What are other names for a herniated disc?

A herniated disc is also referred to as a slipped, rupture, bulging, or protruding disc.

Where online can I find information on hospitals that specialize in herniated disc surgery?

There is no specific hospitals that specialize in herniated disc surgery. However, there are plenty of doctors that specialize in herniated disc surgery.

What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?

While many people with a herniated disc often present with no physical symptoms and are often unaware they have a herniated disc, it is possible to experience a significant amount of pain with a herniated disc. Where the pain is felt is often dependent upon where the herniated disc has occurred. The symptoms of a herniated disc include numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, muscle weakness and arm or leg pain that radiates downwards.

What is a heriated disc?

A herniated disc is when a disc bulges out from between vertebrates in the spine. The symptoms of a herniated disc are pain, nerve issues, and possible weakness in an extremity.

Is a disc desiccation the same as a herniated disc?

No. they are different conditions. In disc desiccation you have atrophy of the disc due to degenerative changes. In herniated disc, you have protrusion of the nucleus pulposus in the vertebral canal.

What problems does a herniated disc cause?

A herniated disc can cause problems or symptoms like leg weakness, back pain, and numbness or pain that radiates down the legs. A herniated disc occurs when there is a rupture of a disc that acts as cushion between the bones in the spine. If the disc presses on nerves, then a person can experience these symptoms.

What problems could a herniated disc cause?

People who suffer from a herniated disc can feel pain. They can also cause numbness in your legs and back.

How can herniated disc affects movement?

The herniated disc(s) can restrict your movement by either neural impingement/damage or by virtue of the pain itself .

What are they symptoms of a herniated disc?

The symptoms of a herniated disc depends on either the size and position of the disc. You may have pain in your lower back, numbness or pain in your leg, or loss of bladder control.

A herniated disc is an injury of which part of the body?

A herniated disc is an injury that can occur to your spinal cord and/or the roots of your nerves. It can be extremely painful for one to experience.

Could you Use articular disc in a sentence?

"I think I have herniated my Articular Disc"

Can a herniated disc become a bulging disc in result of an auto accident?

Yes it can

What does neural foramen are narrow mean?

Bulging disc vs herniated disc

What is intervertebral Disc Displacement Lumbar?

An intervertebral disk in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region. Alternative terms: Intervertebral Disk Displacement; Disk Displacement, Intervertebral; Disk Displacements, Intervertebral; Displacement, Intervertebral Disk; Displacements, Intervertebral Disk; Intervertebral Disk Displacements; Intervertebral Disc Displacement; Disc Displacement, Intervertebral; Disc Displacements, Intervertebral; Displacement, Intervertebral Disc; Displacements, Intervertebral Disc; Intervertebral Disc Displacements; Disk, Herniated; Disks, Herniated; Herniated Disk; Herniated Disks; Slipped Disk; Disk, Slipped; Disks, Slipped; Slipped Disks; Disk Prolapse; Disk Prolapses; Prolapse, Disk; Prolapses, Disk; Prolapsed Disk; Disk, Prolapsed; Disks, Prolapsed; Prolapsed Disks; Herniated Disc; Disc, Herniated; Discs, Herniated; Herniated Discs; Lumbar is referring to the lower back L1-L5

How is herniated disc surgery performed?

There are four different surgeries to choose from to fix a herniated disc. A discectomy removes the herniated disk from the spinal canal. The surgery takes about an hour. The patient lies on his or her stomach for the procedure.

What types of treatment are available for herniated discs?

well there are several treatments but i would go to this link first have a nice day.

What is sequestered disc cephalad?

A sequestered disc is what happens after an extruded disc. This is caused usually by a herniated disc in the back of a person.

Where can one find information on symptoms of a herniated disc?

Symptoms of a herniated disk can be obtained by one's physician. There are also many web sites that offer symptoms of common health problems that list the symptoms of a herniated disc.

What is a herniated or ruptured intervertebral disc also called?

It is popularly known as a slipped disc

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What causes flattening of the spinal cord?

herniated disc

What is C6-C7 herniation?

A herniated disc

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