What is Subarticular disc bulge?

What is Subarticular disc bulge?

What is Subarticular disc bulge?

Subarticular (Lateral Recess or Paracentral): When the disc extrudes between the spinal cord and the foramen (the space through which the nerves exit the spinal canal). Foraminal (Lateral): Disc extrusion into the foramen. Extraforaminal (Far Lateral): Disc extrusion beyond the foramen.

How long does it take for L5-S1 to heal?

Treatment with rest, pain medication, spinal injections, and physical therapy is the first step to recovery. Most people improve in 6 weeks and return to normal activity. If symptoms continue, surgery may be recommended.

How long does it take to recover from bulging disc surgery?

Most people can return to their usual activities around 4 weeks after herniated disc surgery. People who follow a rehabilitation program after surgery may experience a shorter recovery time and better mobility.

What kind of bulging disc is L4-L5 and S1?

“Dr. Andalon… my name is Casey, I’m 41 and I was recently diagnosed by my primary doctor with having L4-L5 and L5-S1 bulging discs following an MRI scan. I’ve now suffered with chronic back pain, stiffness and at times severely painful sciatica symptom for up to 9 months now. At first the bulging disc symptoms were very mild.

What kind of pain does L5 nerve compression cause?

L5 nerve compression causes pain along the outer border of the back of your thigh, while S1 nerve compression causes pain in your calf and the bottom of your foot 3. This pain can range from mild to severe and may be constant or intermittent.

What kind of pain does L5 S1 fusion cause?

L5 S1 fusion is major surgery whereby the L5/S1 disc is removed and the L5 and S1 spinal bones are stabilized by hardware. Indications for L5 S1 fusion are debilitating pain and dysfunction arising from degenerative disc disease, slipped disc, fractures, recurrent herniations, sciatica, scoliosis, and spinal canal narrowing.

What causes muscle spasms in L5-S1 degenerative disc?

Persistent spasms often indicate that the disc degeneration is worsening. Muscle spasms in the lower back often occur with a degenerative disc, especially during flare-ups of disc pain. If the L5-S1 disc becomes very thin, bulges or herniates, nerves exiting the spinal cord can become pinched.

How does the L5 nerve affect a bulging disc?

Discs provide cushioning between each of these bones,” said Livestrong. “Sometimes discs may bulge — move out of place — and put pressure on nerves that exit your spine. Symptoms are specific to the level of the bulge. An L4/5 bulging disc puts pressure on your L5 nerve — one of the most common levels where this condition occurs.

What are the symptoms of a L5 S1 disc protrusion?

The jelly-like inner substance can squeeze out to the side and touch or put pressure on one of the spinal nerves. This is commonly called a disc protrusion, also known as a herniated, slipped, or ruptured disc. Symptoms of L5 S1 Disc Protrusion One symptom of disc protrusion is tingling, numbness, or weakness from the lower back down the leg.

What causes lower back pain at the L5-S1 level?

Disc problems. Lower back disc herniation typically occurs at the L5-S1 level. 3 A steeper inclination of this disc leads to a higher degree of shear stresses and increases the risk disc of injury and degeneration. Facet joint pain.

Where is the L5 S1 nerve located in the spine?

L5-S1 is the bottom-most disc that sits right on top of the tailbone. The discs are shock absorbers between the back bones (vertebrae). In addition, the spinal nerves exit near the discs and in the case of L5-S1, the L5 nerve exits to the side while the S1 nerve exits below. Learn about Regenexx procedures for spine conditions.