bulging disk

bulging disk

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, numbness, paresthesias or weakness to an are or extremity; recurrent episodes of severe back pain are common.

Management
NSAIDs, corticosteroids, rest; if advanced, laminectomy, microdisc surgery.

bulging disk

Neurosurgery 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

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.

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Connors suffered the bulging disk problem three years ago and was out for five months - but it only cost him to miss one Championship game against Laois.
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comparing two nomenclatures for lumbar herniations concluded that bulging disk was the main reason for moderate agreement.19 Similar results were seen in study by Van Rijn where it was concluded that more than 50% of inter-observer variation in MRI evaluation of patients with lumbosacral radicular pain is caused by disagreement on bulging disks.16
Padilla, 34, pitched in just nine games last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the last on May 13, before having season-ending surgery for a bulging disk in his neck.
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Addressing a press conference at the Aronimink Golf Club in Philadelphia on Monday, Woods said the "bulging disk" in his neck has "zero connection" to his fateful Thanksgiving night car crash, and added that it was probably a result of doing too much to get ready for the Augusta Masters.
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Paul, one of the Wallabies' better players until he missed the last two matches of the Tri-Nations due to injury, will be rested for the tour of France, Great Britain and Ireland after an MRI scan revealed a bulging disk in his neck.