What is a Lumbar Herniated Disc?

What is a Lumbar Herniated Disc?

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You have probably heard of or even experienced a herniated disc. It’s one of the most common spine conditions. In fact many people have small herniated discs and don’t know it. But, for some people, the experience of pain and numbness that radiates down their legs is caused by a herniated disc.

What is a herniated disc?

Dr. Peter Derman, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute talks about one of the more common ailments in the spine, what it is, and how they can be treated. A Herniated Disc or Bulging Disc is a condition in which the small shock absorbers between the bones in the spine start to wear down, lose its normal shape and bulge out. This bulge creates pressure against the nerves in the spine causing radiating pain or numbness down the legs. Over time this pressure can become permanent. Treatment for Herniated discs can include conservative spine care such as Physical Therapy, Injections, Chiropractic Care, ect. But in some cases when all other conservative spine care treatments have been used, surgery might be an option. Spine Surgery for a herniated disc could include a Discectomy, Laminectomy, or Endoscopic Spine Surgery also known as Ultra Minimally invasive Spine Surgery.

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