Information About Herniated Discs
A ruptured disc is a common problem that leads to back pain and spinal nerve root irritation. Treatment of back and leg pain caused by a ruptured disc may include therapy, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, or surgery.
Discectomy & Endoscopic Miscrodiscectomy
A discectomy is performed to remove a fragment of herniated disc from the spinal canal. A herniated disc can cause pressure on the spinal nerves, the discectomy relieves that pressure. Endoscopic microdiscectomy is a similar procedure done through small incisions.
A disc bulge is a word used to describe a finding seen on MRI of the spine. The disc bulge occurs when the cushion between the vertebrae pushes outwards towards the spinal cord or the spinal nerves.