Torn Disc

Torn Disc 2017-02-17T18:25:22+00:00

Operative Spine – Torn Disc

A torn disc is more severe than a bulge because the membrane that encloses the jelly-like interior of the disc becomes ripped open, allowing the gel to leak out. This creates pressure on the spinal nerves, which generates pain and numbness.

Symptoms

  • Pain isolated to one side of the body
  • Pain that gets worse after standing or sitting
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness

Treatment

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Painkillers
  • Lifestyle changes like diet and exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery

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