Overview[ edit ] Disc herniation is usually due to age-related degeneration of the outer ring, known as the anulus fibrosus, although traumalifting injuriesor straining have been implicated as well. Tears are almost always postero-lateral on the back of the sides owing to the presence of the posterior longitudinal ligament in the spinal canal. Disc herniations are normally a further development of a previously existing disc protrusiona condition in which the outermost layers of the anulus fibrosus are still intact, but can bulge when the disc is under pressure. In contrast to a herniation, none of the central portion escapes beyond the outer layers.
Bulged Discs A bulged disc occurs as a result of an injury. The original damage often occurred years prior to the symptom of back pain arriving. The problem with this injury is that discs are made of cartilage and cartilage more often than not, breaks down, as a result of mechanical stress, faster than we can repair it.
Unless that is we go to a lot of trouble but even then total repair is difficult.
The symptoms of a disc bulge can vary from a mild ache to an excruciatingly severe pain radiating along nerves - such as down a leg or into the hips. The bulge, just like symptoms, can come and go depending on the positional stresses being applied to the disc tissue and the subluxation misalignment present at the spinal level involved.
That being the case, it makes sense to look after the disc as much as possible to prevent a recurrence. The main sign of a problem, which most people can easily recognize is pain.
Pain is usually not present at the time of the original injury. It most commonly comes on as a result of many years of disc cartilage wear and tear.
Pain relating to disc bulges occurs only when the disc tears enough to not be able to retain the jelly mass the nerve tissues the spinal cord or spinal nerves as they exit from the spinethe jelly displaces the remaining rings of the cartilage of the disc, which then presses on the nerves.
This often results in pain being felt. The tearing process itself may have progressed slowly over many years without any signs of discomfort. Often what happens at the same time as the disc bulge, is a posterior displacement of a vertebra Retrolisthesis.
The limiting factor in this situation is the degree of tearing of the disc cartilage and the degree of retraining the patient is willing to undergo so as to add stability through re-educated usage patterns lifestyle. This also points to the fact that the patient plays a major part in preventing the recurrence of the disc bulge, further injury and any repair.
Back to top of page What to do now that you know you have a disc problem.? Since nerve tissue is at the back of the disc, it is important that the jelly mass is not given an opportunity to migrate backward towards the nerves.
Bending backward or rotating is usually OK. This works best with fresh injuries. Alternatives A small study has shown that doing nothing will eventually result in the resolution of "Pain". If that is the only outcome people are after then that is the end of it usually at the end of 18 months to 2 years people with disc bulges will be out of pain.
Abnormal pressure on a disc that is bulged and a vertebra that is badly positioned and stuck in that position for 1 week or more will show the early signs of disc degeration 6 and 2 weeks or more for joint deterioration.
These situations may be either with or without pain 6 Since the disc is one of the soft tissue structures to provide joint stability, if it is further damaged, then in spite of the fact that our "do nothing" person is gradually getting out of pain, the spine at the level of "stuckedness" is still progressively becoming more unstable.
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The slippage can either be anterolisthesis or retrolisthesis. Anterolisthesis vs Spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is the general term for slippage of one vertebra on an adjacent vertebra.
The slippage can either be anterolisthesis or retrolisthesis.
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Spinal disc herniation, also known as a slipped disc, is a medical condition affecting the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings. Anterolisthesis vs Spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is the general term for slippage of one vertebra on an adjacent vertebra. The slippage can either be anterolisthesis or retrolisthesis. Spinal disc herniation, also known as a slipped disc, is a medical condition affecting the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings.