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What is a large disc protrusion?

What is a large disc protrusion?

Cervical disc protrusion, commonly known as disc bulge occurs when the spinal discs and associated ligaments are intact, but may form a bulge that will press on the spinal nerves. This condition causes pain in the neck, shoulder and the arms.

What is a diffuse disc bulge?

The discs located in the neck region are referred to as the cervical discs. A diagnosis of a diffuse cervical bulge means that a disc in the neck area is bulging outward beyond its normal boundaries. This can occur due to trauma or injury or with age-related changes or wear and tear damage to the spine.

What are the symptoms of L5-S1 bulging discs?

L5-S1 bulging discs are most common as they take the stress and weight of the body. The symptoms experienced in the lower back can be terribly painful. Pain from L5-S1 might occur suddenly or develop gradually over time. Common symptoms of L5-S1 disc bulge can be as follows:

Where are the L5-S1 discs located in the spine?

L5-S1 refers to the disc situated between lumbar bone number 5 and the sacrum. Over time, the discs in the spine undergo wear and tear due to repetitive movements. This process is absolutely normal and is a part of aging and happens with everyone. L5-S1 bulging discs are most common as they take the stress and weight of the body.

How is L5-S1 disc bulge treated over the counter?

Over-the-counter medicines to relieve pain, reduce inflammation or relax muscles. Ex – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections. L5-S1 disc bulge treatment mainly consists of spine rehabilitation by isolating the inefficient muscles of the spine. With the help of DSA, weaker muscles are identified, isolated, and treated.

Where does the desiccation of the lumbar lordosis occur?

The normal lumbar lordosis is maintained. There is disc desiccation diffusely throughout the spine. At the L1-2 level, there is disc bulging posterior annular fissuring. At the L2-3 level , there is a left parasagittal foraminal disc herniation affacing the ventral aspect of the thecal sac and minimally narrowing the left neural foramen.

What are the symptoms of a L5-S1 degenerative disc?

Back pain is a common symptom of an L5-S1 degenerative disc. Back pain from a degenerative disc is typically worse with sitting, bending, twisting, sneezing or coughing. Muscle spasms in the lower back often occur with a degenerative disc, especially during flare-ups of disc pain. Spasm pain is typically severe. A heating pad is frequently helpful.

What are the symptoms of lumbar disc desiccation?

Disc desiccation is the dehydration of discs between the vertebrae. The symptoms of desiccation depend on the area of the spine that is affected. Cervical spine disc desiccation causes neck pain, while lumbar disc desiccation will cause pain in the lower back.

What to do if you have L5-S1 disc herniation?

Epidural steroid injections or spinal surgery is sometimes necessary. If the L5-S1 disc becomes very thin, bulges or herniates, nerves exiting the spinal cord can become pinched. Treating the areas of radicular pain will have no effect, as the pain originates from the nerve root.

The normal lumbar lordosis is maintained. There is disc desiccation diffusely throughout the spine. At the L1-2 level, there is disc bulging posterior annular fissuring. At the L2-3 level , there is a left parasagittal foraminal disc herniation affacing the ventral aspect of the thecal sac and minimally narrowing the left neural foramen.