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Hello! Can anybody explain focal disc protusion to me? I would really appreciate it! Thx

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Focal disc protrusion is often defined as a disc herniation. Focal disc protrusion is a situation in which the nuclear material has protruded into the radial tears in one area and has displaced surrounding anatomic structures, i.e., proximal spinal nerve, but has not passed the annulus. To notice this disorder, an MRI is used. Bulging discs are common in both young adults and older people. Most likely, some discs begin to bulge as a part of both the aging process, and the degeneration process of the intervertebral disc. A bulging disc is not necessarily a sign that anything serious is happening to your spine. A bulging disc becomes important when it bulges enough to cause narrowing of the spinal canal. If there are bone spurs present on the facet joints behind the bulging disc, the combination may cause narrowing of the spinal canal in that area. Usually, conservative treatment is used but if that fails, there are epidural steroid injections. Injections can also help reduce swelling. The steroid injections are a combination of cortisone and a local anesthetic that are given through the back into the epidural space.
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