Which of the following is the permanent complication of the Slipped Disc?
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The severe Slipped Disc can lead to permanent damage to the nerves in the spine. It may cut off the nerves that send a signal to the legs and hands. In cases when the Slipped Discs cut off the nerves called cauda equina nerves, the impairment in the body is suffered by the patient which results in loss of movement of the movability of the patient. The loss of sensation in the limbs of the patient is the result of a severe Slipped Disc.
With Aging, more bones will grow in your back.
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The spine is made up of many bones that are in the shape of rings. The structure of the spine is like ring-shaped bones stacked over one another. There are usually 33 bones in the spine, but as the aging happens, only 24 are left. The bones in the back do not grow with age. In fact, they lessen. The degeneration of the spine bones takes place around the age of forty. The best way to prevent it is to opt for the right posture while sitting, walking, and also sleeping.
Which of the following methods helps in the diagnosis of Slipped Disc by injecting ink?
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Myelogram is the method to diagnose the Slipped Disc by injecting ink in the spinal tap. This ink is visible in a special X-ray which studies the problem of spine injury. The ink is injected into the spinal canal by the spinal tap. As the dye flows in the spinal cord, the shape is formed in the screen which helps the doctors to determine the injury. The dye in the spinal cord shows white on X-ray. The detailed image of the spine is created by this method.
Slipped Disc is also called Herniated Disc.
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The spine is made of stacked bones in the ring shape. Starting from the top, there are three columns which include seven bones in cervical spine, five bones in lumbar spine, and twelve bones in the thoracic spine. The disc supports these bones. It saves the spine from daily shocks of life like walking, running, and twisting. Each disc has a soft inner and hard outer ring. When there is weakness or injury in the inner part of the disc, they protrude to the outer part. It is called a slipped (herniated) disc.
Slipped Disc can be treated with ______ injections.
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Steroid injections are used in the treatment of Slipped Disc since the method allows doctors to relieve the patient from chronic pain. However, the effect lasts for a limited time, but it is a safe and old method. Steroids are injected into the epidural space of the spine, causing numbing of the area and reducing pain and swelling. The epidural injections are safe to use, and results have shown a 50% success rate for years.