Right paracentral disc extrusion
Low back pain lumbar disc herniation – everything you
Paracentral Disc Extrusion is a pathological disorder in which the nucleus content of a herniated disc seeps into the middle portion of the disc on the right or left side. Foraminal stenosis is caused when a disc herniation protrudes through foramina. When the nucleus pulposus infiltrates into the spinal canal as a result of a tear in the outer fibrous wall of the disc, it comes into contact with the material still within the disc wall. Depending on the degree of the disc herniation, this may cause inflammation of the nerve roots, causing discomfort and limiting range of motion.
The intervertebral discs are cushions that separate the vertebrae in the spine from one another.
1 The nucleus pulposus and an additional fibrous layer make up these intervertebral disks. The elasticity of these intervertebral discs decreases significantly as a result of normal wear and tear on the body, as well as aging. This, combined with increased pressure from the disc material inside, or nucleus pulposus, weakens the intervertebral discs’ outer fibrous walls, allowing some of the disc material to leak out of its containment and encroach on the spine. This causes nerve roots to become impinged, resulting in symptoms for the person who is affected. Apart from the normal ageing process, Paracentral Disc Extrusion may be caused by serious injuries to the spine such as a car accident or an injury sustained while playing contact sports such as football or rugby, endangering the neural functions performed by the spinal cord and adjacent nerve roots.
Note: Before diving into this section of the website, I highly advise you to review the Disc Anatomy Page, as I would assume you are familiar with the general anatomy of the lumbar spine. Furthermore, since I will frequently use sagittal and axial MRI images as teaching resources, you will want to go to the MRI Page to learn more about that subject.
Video on YouTube: I’ve also made a YouTube video highlighting some of this information. It’s not as in-depth as this page, but it’ll give you a clear idea of what lumbar disc herniations are. You can see it here: Herniated Discs in the Lumbar Spine
In this segment, I’ll try not to go too in-depth and instead focus on the most important aspects of disc herniation; it’s a good place to start for the general public. If you are a doctor or a student of medicine, chiropractic, or physical therapy, you should read the entire page because it will provide you with a very detailed and up-to-date understanding of this common cause of patient morbidity.
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Disc extrusion is a form of herniation of a spinal disc. While all herniation injuries are referred to as “herniated discs,” there are three different forms of disc herniation: protrusion, extrusion, and sequestration.
Let’s take a step back and define disc herniation. The 33 vertebrae in the spine are separated by spinal discs. They cushion, defend, and absorb shock for the vertebrae, as well as facilitating spinal mobility. A tough, fibrous outer layer (the annulus fibrosus) and a delicate, jelly-like inner core make up the disc (the nucleus pulposus).
Our spinal discs are solid and flexible when we’re young. They dehydrate, stiffen, and become more vulnerable to injury and harm as they age. Herniation of the disc occurs when the inner core material bulges or leaks through the fibrous outer layer. Disc herniation may be caused by age, normal wear and tear, traumatic events such as a fall or car crash, overuse accidents, obesity, and genetics.
Excessive pressure or damage to the spine may cause spinal disc herniation, which is an injury to the cushioning and connective tissue between the vertebrae. Back pain, pain or feeling in various parts of the body, and physical disability are all possible outcomes. MRI is the most accurate screening method for disc herniation, and treatment options include anything from painkillers to surgery. Core power and knowledge of body mechanics, like posture, are the best ways to avoid disc herniation. [a medical citation is required]
Disc herniation is often linked to age-related degeneration of the outer ring of the disc, known as the annulus fibrosus, although it is more commonly caused by pain or straining from raising or twisting.
 Since the posterior longitudinal ligament is narrower than the anterior longitudinal ligament, tears are almost always posterolateral (on the back sides).
 Even though there is no nerve root compression, a tear in the disc ring will cause the release of chemicals that cause inflammation, resulting in extreme pain.