Disc herniation – is a protrusion or prolapse of the intervertebral disc fragments into the spinal canal, caused by osteochondrosis (spondylosis), trauma leading to compression of the nerve structures.
Symptoms of a herniated disc depends on the location of hernia, as well as its size. If the herniated disc does not put compression on the spinal nerves, then manifestations of disc herniation can only be pain in back or even may be asymptomatic.
If the hernia is compressing the spinal nerves, then the manifestations will be weakness, numbness or paralysis of the limbs.
If a herniated disc is formed in the lumbar region, it may be the so-called sciatica. This is a condition, which is marked by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, and it is accompanied by pain, which extends from the buttocks to the legs, or even the foot. This may occur as a combination of back and foot pain.
If the herniated disc is present in the upper part of the lumbar spine, then patient may experience pain on the medial side of the thigh.
If the hernia is developed in the cervical or thoracic spine, the pain, numbness, and weakness may occur in the shoulder, arm, or the anterior chest wall.
Complex treatment for a herniated disc using intraosseous blockades resulted in a significant reduction of pain intensity.
We have shown that intraosseous blockades are pathogenetic treatment of discogenic pain syndromes.
Photographs of intraosseous blockades used to treat pain syndromes caused by a herniated disc: