What is a broad-based annular disc bulge?

What is a broad-based annular disc bulge?

What is a broad-based annular disc bulge?

By strict definition, a broad-based herniation involves between 25 and 50% of the disc circumference. A focal herniation involves less than 25% of the disc circumference. Herniated discs may take the form of protrusion or extrusion based on the shape of the displaced or herniated material.

Do bulging discs get worse with age?

A bulging disc can create pain, tingling, and numbness that radiates through the body. Over time, the symptoms will worsen and the problem will get worse over time. Don’t hesitate to get bulging disc treatment.

How serious is a 5mm herniated disk?

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.

What does annular bulging in the spine mean?

“Annular bulging” refers to a protrusion from a spinal disc that is still contained by the annulus, connective fibers that give the spinal discs strength. When these fibers are torn or compromised, the condition is known as a herniated disc.

When does a disc have a broad based bulge?

A disc is bulging when over 50 percent of the disc material’s circumference is overextended. A disc has either a broad-based protrusion or a bulge, but not a broad-based bulge, according to the Laser Spine Institute.

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.

Can a bulging disc be caused by annular tears?

And, annular tear pain can sometimes be worse when you’re sitting down. With more severe annular tears, the symptoms may be worse. The disc can start to bulge, leading to pain, discomfort, tingling, or numbness in the arms and legs. Look here to read more about what a bulging disc is.

What are the symptoms of a L5 S1 disc bulge?

Symptoms of L5 S1 Disc Protrusion. One symptom of disc protrusion is tingling, numbness, or weakness from the lower back down the leg. The pressure on the lumbar spine nerves mentioned above causes pain that can be felt all the way down to the back of the leg.

What causes pain in the L5 S1?

Compression or inflammation of the L5 and/or S1 spinal nerve root may cause radiculopathy symptoms or sciatica, characterized by: Pain, generally felt as a sharp, shooting, and/or searing feeling in the buttock, thigh, leg, foot, and/or toes Numbness in the foot and/or toes Weakness in the leg and/or foot muscles and an inability to lift the foot off the floor (foot drop)

What is treatment for L5 S1 pain?

Depending on the pain level of your L5 S1, a number of treatment options can give you some (at least temporary) relief: Physiotherapy—Physiotherapists can help you stretch and strengthen muscles in your back. This can stabilize your back and lessen the pressure (and thus, the pain).

What is “annular bulging”?

Bulging discs are still contained within the annulus fibrosis. Herniated disc extend outside the annulus. Herniated. A herniated disc is a traumatic focused injury to the disc, which results in a portion of the nucleus, or inside material, pushing out into a nerve.