What does moderate disc bulge mean?

What does moderate disc bulge mean?

What does moderate disc bulge mean?

A bulging disc refers to when the inner nucleus of a vertebral disc protrudes to it’s outer layer. A disc bulge may happen as a result of a great amount of pressure being placed on the disc, or if the disc has degenerated from age and other factors.

What does broad-based disc bulge mean?

Asymmetric disc bulge (Broad-based disc bulge): The bulge involves 25 to 50% of the disc’s circumference.

What is a broad-based disc bulge C3 C4?

C3-C4: 2mm broad-based posterior disc protrusion which results in mild central canal stenosis and no neuroforaminal narrowing. C4-C5: 2.5 mm broad-based posterior disc protrusion which together with uncovertebral joint hypertrophy results.

What is disc bulge C4-c5?

Usually, a c4-c5 bulging disc or herniated disc is caused by some type of injury or trauma such as a car accident, fall, sport injury or work injury. A c4-c5 herniated or bulging disc can also occur from deterioration that occurs in the disc over time.

How many mm can a disc bulge?

Hence, a disc bulge is nothing but a generalized extension of the disc tissue beyond the perimeter of the vertebrae, usually around 1-4 mm. This bulge or protrusion often causes nerve compression to produce symptoms like: Pain or tingling in fingers, arms, legs, neck, hand, feet, buttocks, or shoulders.

What causes multiple bulging discs?

Although bulging discs occur over time, herniated discs may occur quickly by trauma. Bad posture including improper body positioning during sleep, sitting, standing or exercise are all risk factors which may contribute to the development of a bulging disc. High contact sports or activities are also risk factors.

What nerves are affected by C4 and C5?

The C4 and C5 roots give rise to the dorsal scapular nerve that supplies the rhomboids and levator scapulae. C5, as mentioned earlier, along with C3 and C4, contributes to the phrenic nerve that innervates the diaphragm.

What does C4 and C5 control?

1. The C4 dermatome covers parts of the neck, shoulders, and upper part of arms. 2. C5 helps control the deltoids (which form the rounded contours of the shoulders) and the biceps (which allow bending of the elbow and rotation of the forearm).

Is a 5mm herniated disc big?

If the measurement is 3 – 5mm, you will likely benefit from stronger anti-inflammatory medications in addition to your chiropractic care. If your herniation is greater than 5mm, we will require that you get a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon, physical medicine, or neurosurgeon as a part of your care program.