Discs are kind of pads that act as cushions between the vertebral bodies, which reduce the impact of movement on the spinal column • Each disc is like a jelly donut comprising of nucleus pulposus, a central softer component.
Unusual rupture of the central portion of the disc is known as disc herniation. • A herniated disc commonly occurs in the disc at the level between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae in the lower back.
If the disc herniation is huge, the disc tissue presses on the adjacent spinal nerves that leave the spine at the level of the disc herniation. • To diagnose the issue, imaging tests, physical examination and electrical tests are conducted.
Patients are suggested to take rest and avoid reinjuring the disc. A variety of surgical approaches are offered at herniated disc treatment Greenville. Microdisectomy with small surgical instruments and open surgical repair comes under the surgical options. In case, cauda equine syndrome is there, urgent operation is necessary.