In the radiological examination of the spine one frequently sees in association with kyphoses very varied contours of the upper and lower vertebral margins. Mechanical Compression and Nucleus Pulposus Application on Dorsal Root the disc core is presumed to contribute to intervertebral disc hernia-related pain. This report examines 18 surgically proven L3/4 herniated nucleus pulposus ( HNP), all having myelogram, CT and adequate neurological evaluation. It will focus.

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With age the nucleus pulposus changes “dries out” and the risk of herniation is greatly reduced. Wang JY, et al. Terms commonly used to describe the condition include herniated discprolapsed discruptured discand slipped disc. Disk desiccation is not responsible for disk height loss, as the nucleus pulposus volume remains the same with aging, but rather due to annular bulging and end plate bowing.

Protection from disc herniation is best provided by core strength and an awareness of body mechanics including posture. Xu Q, et al. If the fissures reach the periphery of the anulus, the nuclear material can pass through as a disc herniation.

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Lateral L3/4 herniated nucleus pulposus: clinical and imaging considerations.

Classification of age-related changes in lumbar intervertebral discs: An experimental model for chronic compression of dorsal root ganglion produced by intervertebral foramen stenosis in the rat.

Molecular, histologic, and behavioral comparisons in rats”. While mechanical compression is still presumed to be of major importance, 2 — 4 leakage of nucleus pulposus NP from the disc core onto nervous tissue may also contribute to the experience of pain by causing a local inflammatory response and inducing both structural and functional changes in nerve roots.

Thus, a herniation of the L4—5 disc compresses the L5 nerve root. A possible element in the pathogenesis of low-back pain”. The aim of the present study was to investigate possible changes in neuronal thalamic activity using an acute experimental disc hernia model in the rodent. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. Okazima Y, et al. The effects of epidural application of allografted nucleus pulposus in rats on cytokine expression, limb withdrawal and nerve root discharge.


Am J Phys Med Rehabil. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If the fissures reach the periphery of the anulusthe nuclear material can pass through as a disc herniation. TNF-alpha enhances the currents of voltage gated sodium channels in uninjured dorsal root ganglion neurons following motor nerve injury.

Following a midline incision, the left facet joint between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae L4—L5 was removed to expose the L4 DRG. Because there are various causes of back injuries, prevention must be comprehensive. Degenerated intervertebral disc prolapse and its association of collagen I alpha 1 Spl gene polymorphism: Changes in human sensory axonal excitability induced by focal nerve compression.

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A preliminary case control study of Indian population. Spine Phila Pa A Schematic drawing with a sciatic nerve and stimulation electrode; b dorsal root ganglion DRG for exposure to nucleus pulposus NP and light mechanical compression; c recording electrode at the surface of the spinal cord; d recording site in the ventral posterior lateral VPL nucleus.

It is possible to have a herniated disc without pain or noticeable symptoms if the herniw nucleus pulposus material doesn’t press on soft tissues or nerves.

Anti-inflammatory treatments for pain associated with disc herniation, protrusion, bulge, or disc tear are generally effective.

It is pupposus within the annulus fibrosus and between the vertebral body endplates. Lumbar disc herniations occur in the lower back, most often between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebral bodies or between nulleus fifth and the sacrum. In addition, nerve compression has been demonstrated to hdrnia or hdrnia abolish neuronal firing and more often results in paresthesia and muscle weakness than in pain.


The von Frey monofilaments were applied in order of increasing stiffness, starting with 0. Shen KF, et al. The intervertebral disc is the largest avascular structure in the body.

Ensemble encoding of nociceptive stimulus intensity in the rat medial and lateral pain systems. The jelly-like contents of the disc then move into the spinal canal, pressing against the spinal nerves, which may produce intense and potentially disabling pain and other symptoms.

At this stage, no remnants of the previously applied NP were visible on macroscopic inspection. Br J Gen Pract.

Spinal disc herniation

nuklehs For other uses, see Slipped disc disambiguation. The contribution of ischaemia and deformation to the conduction block generated by compression of the cat sciatic nerve. Sciatica and the intervertebral disc; an experimental study.

Annals of Saudi Medicine. This study was supported by grants from the Dr.

Lateral L3/4 herniated nucleus pulposus: clinical and imaging considerations.

Surgery may be useful when a herniated disc is causing significant pain radiating into the leg, significant leg weakness, bladder problems, or loss of bowel control. Symptoms may include sensory changes such as numbness, tingling, paresthesiaand motor changes such as muscular weakness, paralysis, and affection of reflexes.

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The effects of compression upon conduction in myelinated axons of the isolated frog sciatic nerve. The review of Rasoul MR et al. When certain nerves hernia nukleus pulposus compressed, a herniated nucleus pulposus may cause fever and incontinence hernia nukleus pulposus the bladder or bowels. Epidural corticosteroid injections provide a slight and questionable short-term improvement ;ulposus those with sciatica, but are pilposus no long-term benefit.

Tears are almost always postero-lateral on the back of the sides owing to the presence of the posterior longitudinal ligament in the spinal canal.