More information about ruptured discs

A ruptured disc, also referred to as a herniated or bulging disc, occurs when a disc between the vertebrae becomes compressed and begins to leak the gel-like fluid from the center of the disc into the spinal canal. This fluid can impact a nerve root in the spinal canal, causing acute or chronic pain. Patients suffering from a ruptured disc might experience acute or chronic pain at the site of the nerve compression in the back or radiating pain to the associated extremity as well as numbness, tingling and weakness.

For example, if a disc ruptures in the lumbar spine (lower back), you may experience pain in the lower back and/or in the buttock and leg on the impacted side of the body. If you are experiencing this type of pain or similar symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause of your pain and select a treatment method that best fits your needs, whether conservative or surgical. Read on to learn more information about what a ruptured disc diagnosis entails and what treatments are available for relief.

Library of ruptured disc articles

As you continue to research ruptured discs, we encourage you to take advantage of our resources to gather more information. Contact Laser Spine Institute with any questions you have about your condition and the treatment options available. We offer a library of articles about ruptured discs to help you find the information you need to make the best decision about your spine care.

Minimally invasive ruptured disc surgery

Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and has helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck or back pain. Through the use of a small incision and muscle-sparing techniques, our board-certified surgeons+ are able to remove the particle that is compressing the nerve and possibly stabilize the spine, if necessary.

To find out if you are a potential candidate for our minimally invasive spine surgery, reach out to our dedicated team today. Through a no-cost MRI review* of your spine, our team of surgeons will be able to determine your best surgical option to provide you with lasting relief from ruptured disc symptoms.