Disc Protrusion | Recurrence
Disc protrusion occurs when the jellylike interior of an intervertebral disc seeps through a rupture in the disc’s cartilaginous exterior. This often occurs because of the natural aging process, which can cause the discs to deteriorate and tear open, but can also occur from sudden impact and forceful trauma.
Many of those who have experienced the symptoms of disc protrusion – pain, numbness, tingling and/or muscle weakness, spasms and cramping – are determined to prevent this spinal condition from recurring. In order to reduce your chances for developing a disc protrusion, you should avoid the following risk factors:
• Strenuous occupations that require heavy lifting or constant standing, driving, bending and twisting
• Using tobacco products
• Having a sedentary lifestyle
• Participating in high-impact sports
• Using improper lifting techniques
Finding meaningful relief
If you have developed a disc protrusion despite your best efforts to avoid the condition’s known risk factors, Laser Spine Institute may be able to help. Our minimally invasive procedures:
• Utilize state-of-the-art technology
• Cause no disruption to the muscles in the neck or back
• Allow for a reduced recovery period when compared to traditional open spine surgery
• Are performed on an outpatient basis
Contact Laser Spine Institute to learn more about minimally invasive procedures and to receive a review of your MRI or CT scan.