Lumbar disc disease treatment
The London Spine Unit specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of Lumbar disc disease. Our Specialists are trained in the recognition of symptoms caused by Lumbar disc disease. The best investigation for this condition is an MRI scan as this shows the structural damage that can be caused by Lumbar disc disease.
If you have been diagnosed with Lumbar disc disease then you should seek a specialist second opinion on the best treatment options as untreated Lumbar disc disease can lead to more serious problems including nerve damage, persistent pain and immobility.
We are based on the Prestigious Harley Street and our clinic is fully equipped to diagnose and treat Lumbar disc disease
More details about Lumbar disc disease
Lumbar disc disease is the drying out of the spongy interior matrix of an intervertebral disc in the spine. Many physicians and patients use the term lumbar disc disease to encompass several different causes of back pain or sciatica. In this article, the term is used to describe a lumbar herniated disc. It is thought that lumbar disc disease causes about one-third of all back pain.
Pain, loss of muscle strength and loss of touch sensation may occur if this herniation causes the compression of the most proximal part of the nerve closely neighbouring the intervertebral disc material. Pain is in the distribution of the nerve compressed, usually down the back of the leg, side of the calf and inside of the foot (sciatica). Most commonly, the nerve root between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae or between the fifth lumbar vertebra and first sacral segment are impinged.