Back Pain due to Slipped Disc? Have you ever feel back pain like an electric shock? You may often see or even experience pain in the waist or back straight suddenly. Many things can cause the back pain. One of the common causes of back pain is Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc or often known as slipped disc.

Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc (also known as slipped or herniated or slipped disc) is a condition that occurs when the spongy part of a disc that lies between two adjacent vertebrae in the spine comes out and resulting the suppression of the root nerve. Men and women have the same risk of experiencing slipped disc, women most often between the ages of 30 and 50 years old. Slipped Disc is the most common cause of work-related disability in those aged under 45 years. Segmental spinal functional unit is a combination of the discs (pads between vertebrae) in the front or anterior and the two joints at the back (posterior). Functional segmental unit provides protection against neuronal components and at the same time allow for movement within the range of clinical stability.

Causes of Back Pain Due to Slipped Disc

There are several factors that could potentially cause the Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc, which are excessive weight, lazy lifestyle, and posture are not positioned correctly. Another factor is the degenerative changes with age that reduces the strength and stability of the spine, causing the spine vulnerable to injury. Degenerative changes include increasing age affecting decreased ability to hold water held nucleus pulposus, proteoglycans damaged and deteriorated mechanical components that cause exceeding the maximum pressure within the disc causing bulging annulus (ring bearing joints in the core). In addition, sudden movement and powerful or traumatic force moving in large numbers to the spine are also at great risk to the possibility of Slipped Disc.

Back Pain due to Slipped Disc

Back Pain due to Slipped Disc

Symptoms of Back Pain Due to Slipped Disc

Pain caused by Slipped Disc is known as sciatica, including pain from the buttock area to leg area. Level the affected spinal segment will affect the distribution of pain areas suitable areas served by the nerve fibers. Pain is described as a sharp pain, stems on the lower waist and spread to the buttocks crease right in the middle of the line. From that point to the crease knees ache, and from the knee to the ankle crease the outside feels less comfortable or experienced tingling (paraesthesia or hipestesia). In more severe cases, there may be a neurological disorder such as weakness in the lower limbs (motor deficits) and the weakening of reflexes. Disc herniation or protrusion of the experience can squeeze the nerve endings in the cauda equina in the spine causing cauda equina syndrome in which a saddle anasthesia causing bilateral leg pain, loss of perianal sensation (anus), paralysis of the bladder, and weakness of the muscles of the anus cause symptoms such as bedwetting or could not hold back bowel movements. Also suffered back pain gets worse when sitting, bending, lifting, coughing, stretch, and move. Rest and use of pain relievers (analgesics) will eliminate the illness.

How is Back Pain due to Slipped Disc Diagnosed?

Slipped Disc patient diagnosis can be based on symptoms and physical examination. For the investigation, can use the X-ray anatomy of the spine. The main findings on X-rays of patients with Slipped Disc will more likely to show decrease in joining space along the vertebrae. In addition, it could also examined MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) as the gold standard for soft tissue imaging of the spine, such as intervertebral discs, ligaments, spinal cord and spinal nerves.

Treatment for Back Pain Due To Slipped Disc

Application of therapy in patients with slipped disc may be conservative  which includes absolute rest in bed, pharmacological therapy, physiotherapy, exercise, and corset waist. Operative therapy is performed if indications, among others, cauda equina syndrome there, experiencing severe neurological disorders or desfisit real and progressive, and persistent pain and severe four to six weeks after conservative treatment.

This type of surgery can be performed on patients Slipped Disc is Laminotomi (partially cut lamina above or below the depressed nerve), laminectomy (mostly cuts lamina or vertebral), and discectomy (cutting some or all of the intervertebral discs). While some are called Minimally Invasive Operation. In this way, an incision (wound) required is not large, that it allows visualization of the location of pathology through a microscope or endoscope, surgical trauma experienced far fewer patients, and patients can recover more quickly than the insertion of any implants.

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