Herniated disc is a medical condition caused by ruptured fibrous ring allowing nucleus pulposus to bulge out and oppress nerve root, and its main symptom is pain in waist and lower limbs. Disc herniation usually occurs in waist and neck due to sudden change of loads on spine. Lumbar disc herniation is more commonly seen. After the age-related degeneration of all the parts of lumbar disc (nucleus pulposus,fibrous ring and cartilage plate), especially the nucleus pulposus, with influence of external factors, the fibrous ring may rupture and nucleus pulposus bulge out or even come off into the spinal canal and stimulate or oppress the spinal nerve root nearby, hence symptoms such as pain in the waist, numbness, tingling and pain in one or both limbs occur. Lumbar disc herniation mostly occur between L4-5 and L5-S1, about 95% morbidity. Patients mainly range from 20-40 years old, and male patients are more likely to be affected, the morbidity ratio between male and female is around 2:1. Morbidity of lumbar disc herniation is related to gender, age, occupation characteristics, trauma history and history of getting cold.
Pathogenesis of Lumbar Disc Herniation
- 1.Basic factor:degeneration of lumbar disc
- 3.Weakness of lumbar disc from anatomy
- 4.Genetic factor
- 5.Congenital abnormality of lumbosacral region
- 6.Precipitating factor
Symptoms of Lumbar Disc Herniation
- 1.Pain in the waist
- 2.Radiating pain in the lower limbs
- 3.Symptoms of oppressed cauda equina
Treatment and Prevention for Lumbar Disc Herniation
- 1.Stem cell transplantation therapy.
With repeated clinical treatments, it is proved that transplanting stem cells to the focus area can effectively reduce and treat symptoms of lumbar disc herniation. This therapy is suitable for young patients’ initial attack or patients with a shorter course of disease, mild symptoms and are not qualified for surgical treatment.
- 2.Non-surgical treatment
- 3.Percutaneous lumbar diskectomy/nucleus pulposus laser vaporization prostatectomy
- 4.Surgical treatment
Herniated Disc Cases
Name: Mrs Xiao
Diagnosis: Lumbar Disc Herniation
She always felt her back ache was progressively worsening. Furthermore, she experienced the pain with stiffness at the mean time, which made her feel hard to turn over while sleep and very difficult to get out of bed. Her life quality was remarkably affected. Then she came to our hospital for examination, found that her back pain is a result of lumbar disc herniation.
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