Herniated Disks

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Herniated Disks

A spinal disk is a rubbery, cushion-like structure found between each individual vertebra. Such contain nuclei, the fluid that gives it a shock-absorbing quality. A herniated disk refers to one whose fluid has been expelled.

Diagnostic tests used:-Physical Exam-Neurological exam-X-rays-CT Scans-MRI Scans-Myelograms-Electromyograms-Nerve conduction studies

Although herniated disks are sometimes asymptomatic, certain particular signs and symptoms may develop:-Arm or leg pain-Numbness and tingling-Muscle weakness

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Etiology

Herniated Disks

The effects of a herniated disk on the body include:-Nerve irritation-Decreased flexibility -Reduced movement capacity in respective areas

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Diagnosis

Signs & Symptoms

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Pathophysiology

Prevention

Prevention methods:-Exercise-Good, straight posture-Healthy weight

Treatment options include:-Avoidance of certain positions-Exercise regimen-Over-the-counter pain medications-Prescribed pain narcotics-Neuralgia medication-Muscle relaxers-Cortisone injections-Physical therapy-Surgery

Herniated disks are often a result of the degeneration that comes with the age process and; moreover, with the occurrence of injury or accident.

Fun fact:There a 23 disks in the human spine.


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