Lumbar Disc Disease

By | March 26, 2015

Compare the normal spinal nerve root, disc and foramen in the top illustration with the irritated spinal root, which is being compressed by the herniated disc which largely obstructs the neural foramen in the lower illustration.

Compare the normal spinal nerve root, disc and foramen in the top illustration with the irritated spinal root, which is being compressed by the herniated disc which largely obstructs the neural foramen in the lower illustration.

The first pathological condition we will discuss is one of the simplest and also one of the most common conditions that we see here at Schlesinger Pain Centers. Lumbar disc disease is one of the few disease processes where an abnormality in a single structure can interact with a nerve root and cause pain without the involvement of any other abnormal anatomic structures. In its simplest for it involves a protrusion or frank herniation of material from a disc that irritates one or more nerve roots producing pain that can be felt in the back and that can also radiate into the buttock or down one or both legs.


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