bulging diskA condition caused by protrusion, herniation or prolapse of a vertebral disc from its normal position in the vertebral column; the displaced disc may exert force on a nearby nerve root, causing the typical neurologic symptoms of radiating pain, numbness, paresthesias or weakness to an are or extremity; recurrent episodes of severe back pain are common.
NSAIDs, corticosteroids, rest; if advanced, laminectomy, microdisc surgery.
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bulging diskNeurosurgery A condition caused by protrusion, herniation, or prolapse of a vertebral disc from its normal position in the vertebral column; the displaced disc may exert force on a nearby nerve root causing the typical neurologic symptoms of radiating pain–to an extremity, numbness, paresthesias, weakness; recurrent back pain is common Management NSAIDs, corticosteroids, rest; if advanced, laminectomy, microdisc surgery
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Patient discussion about bulging disk
Q. what does c4-5 mild central disk bulging impinging upon cervical cord without spinal stenosis or distortion of the cord . mild righ neural foraminal narrowing from uncovertebral joint hypertropy mean
A. Well this basically means there is a very small narrowing of the cervical (your neck area) spinal canal (where the spinal cord is), however the narrowing does not cause any damage to the spinal cord, therefore probably does not cause any major symptoms involving the nerves. The c4-5 bulging part refers to the part in between the two cervical vertebras c4 and c5, in which the disc (a part in the spinal cord) is sliding a bit side-ways, but again, it does not seem to be causing any trouble.More discussions about bulging disk
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