Disc Protrusion

Midline Disc Protrusion

A midline disc protrusion, also called central disc protrusion, usually occurs at the lower back and is mostly painful, since it typically impinges the nerve root directly. The technical word midline is used to specify the position of the protrusion in relation to the disc. Hence in this case, the bulge is located toward the […]


Paramedian Disc Protrusion

Again, the medical term paramedian disc protrusion solely specifies the location of the protrusion in relation to the disc. When the bulge is occurring between the midline and the side of the disc, the condition is considered a paramedian disc protrusion. As the affected disc does not press directly on the nerve root, a paramedian […]


Central Disc Protrusion

A central disc protrusion is a disc protrusion where the bulge of the affected disc is pointing towards the middle part of the spinal canal. The spinal canal is the place where the nerve roots as well as the spinal cord can be found. Thus, as a result of the pressure generated by the central […]