Disc Protrusions

Disc protrusion occurs when the soft spinal disc or ‘cushion’, which sits between each vertebrae in the spine, bulges or moves beyond its normal range.

When this occurs, the disc can press on surrounding spinal nerves causing inflammation, tingling, spasms, pain and sciatica, which is lower back and leg pain.

If untreated this condition may progress to become a disc herniation or extrusion. Disc protrusions can occur along the spine or neck, but are most common in the lower back lumber region. Depending on the degree of disc movement and damage, disc protrusions can be successfully treated through keyhole surgery or traditional surgery.

The most common procedures for this condition are laminectomy, discectomy and microdiscectomy.

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