What is a herniated disc?

 

Herniated disc is a disease in which part of the intervertebral disc (nucleus pulposus), which is located between the vertebrae, moves towards the nerve root, presses it and produces neurological lesions derived from this injury. They can be contained (only deformation, also called disc protrusion) or with rupture.

Hernias correspond to the greatest disability in people under 45 years of age. About 1.10% of the population has chronic disability for this reason. They are common in people with genetic diseases that affect connective tissue such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and joint hypermobility syndrome.

The hernia causes pain in the lower back. The periosteum of the vertebrae, the joints, the dura mater, the fibrous annulus, the posterior longitudinal vertebral ligament, and the lumbar muscles of the spine are painful due to inflammation. A herniated disc can produce a series of clinical manifestations, among the most frequent are lumbago and sciatica.

If you or someone you know suffers from this painful condition, please call (305) 598-7777 for a consultation with the experts at Miami Stem Cell to evaluate whether a Regenerative Medicine treatment could help you.