Is disc extrusion same as herniation?
Disc Extrusion Surgery at SPINE/RX A disc extrusion is a type of severe disc herniation. It happens when the center – or nucleus – of an intervertebral disc escapes from the center of the disc. A disc that is extruded can occur in the neck, mid, or lower back, and can cause severe spinal related pain.
What is Foraminal disc extrusion?
Disc extrusion is considered when the intervertebral disc has a broader dome than a neck. Foraminal extension is a rare form of intervertebral disc herniation. The patient’s symptoms correspond to the compressed nerve root at its exit foramen level. The commonest level of occurrence in the cervical spine is at C6/7.
How long does it take for a disc extrusion to heal?
Many extruded discs heal by themselves over the course of several weeks or months. Your doctor will probably recommend conservative treatments to aid the healing process. Treatment options may include: 1.)
Can a herniated disc cause permanent nerve damage?
Removing a herniated disc requires working around the nerves of the spine. During the operation, these nerves may be injured. If this occurs, you may have permanent damage to the nerve involved. This may cause permanent numbness, weakness or pain in the area where the nerve travels in the leg.
When is surgery required for a herniated disc?
Your doctor might recommend surgery as an option for your herniated disc if: Your symptoms have lasted at least 6 weeks and make it hard to do your normal activities, and other treatments haven’t helped. You need to get better quickly because of your job or to get back to your other activities as soon as possible.
How do I know if my herniated disc needs surgery?
Herniated disk surgery is an option if you’re otherwise healthy but: You feel so much pain that you can’t get around or do your daily activities. You have numbness or weakness from the disk pressing on nerves. You can’t control your bladder or bowels.