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What is disc bulg at L4 L5 and L5 S1?

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2009-01-07 20:01:19

Bulging discs are fairly common in both young adults and older

people. They are not cause for panic. In fact, abnormalities that

show up on MRIs, such as bulging or protruding discs, are seen at

high rates in patients both with and without back pain.

Most likely, some discs begin to bulge as a part of both the

aging process, and the degeneration process of the intervertebral

disc. A bulging disc is not necessarily a sign that anything

serious is happening to your spine. A bulging disc becomes

important when it bulges enough to cause narrowing of the spinal

canal. If there are bone spurs present on the facet joints behind

the bulging disc, the combination may cause narrowing of the spinal

canal in that area. This is sometimes referred to as segmental

spinal stenosis. The human spine is made up of 26 bones; grouped as

follows: * 7 Cervical Vertebrae - in the neck * 12 Thoracic

Vertebrae - that articulate 12 pairs of ribs * 5 Lumbar Vertebrae -

lower back * Sacrum - Fusion 5 of Sacral Vertebrae of lower back *

Coccyx - 'tailbone' which is a fusion of 4 Coccygeal Vertebrae In

between these vertebrae we have our discs (shock absorbers)


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