Herniated Disc L5 And S1
Our spine has 23 discs and each segment of the spine has a number of discs. Are identified by the name of the segment and order their investment.
For example, the C5 C6 disc means that it is between the fifth and sixth vertebrae in the cervical spine. Similarly, the lower or lumbar The column also records.
It was noted that in most cases, the herniated disc occurs in the spinal cord of wood between L4-L5 or L5-S1. In this case, the prefix L represents the wood of the nerve and S for sacrel nerve.
A herniated disc at the L5 lumbar region may overlap can cause severe pain in the buttock, ankle and toe. There may be numbness in the top of the foot. Likewise, the impingement of the nerve can cause numbness H1 in the sole or the upper foot.
Causes of herniated disc L5
Usually the patient has a history of disc herniation, which is caused by elevation heavy objects, bending or twisting your lower back and knees. You can also occur after an accident, fall or sudden violent movement of the spinal column cord.
L5 disc herniation can be treated in two ways, conservative and surgical.
Treatment Conservative is to reduce pressure on the nerve root by stretching and strengthening exercises. They make the muscles more flexible and softer.
The patient can take anti-inflammatories, analgesics and muscle relaxants. Cortisol injections may also help. It noted that this drug will provide temporary relief. In addition, overuse of these drugs may cause side effects.
surgical option should be considered as a last resort when all other treatment fails. The most common form of surgery for herniated disk L5 is known as micro-lumbar discectomy. He is making a small incision. The patient is usually released the same day of surgery.
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