Disc Prolapse
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Disc Prolapse occurs when the intervertebral disc's outer fibers are damaged, resulting in the rupture of the soft substance known as the nucleus pulpous from its contained area.


Disc debris from a prolapsed disc or ruptured disc may travel into and compress the spinal cord and, more often, the spinal nerves. A herniation may occur abruptly or develop gradually over weeks or months.

Bending forwards puts a significant amount of pressure on the intervertebral discs. Therefore, if you bend while attempting to lift a heavy item, the strain exerted on your back may trigger a disc rupture.

Intervertebral discs may potentially rupture as a consequence of the deterioration of the outer fibers of the disc which may develop due to aging, genetic factors, occupational or recreational activity, among other things.

Treating these cases involve endoscopic or open spinal surgery for disc removal and if


required stabilization of spine with surgical rods and screws.Typically these operations cause minimal pain and patient is usually discharged the same day or next day. Patient is then kept on physiotherapy for optimal post operative results.