Extruded Disc Herniation
An extruded disc is often referred to as a ruptured or herniated disc, where the disc that sits between the two vertebrae has become weak and under pressure pushes out of the disc into the spinal canal. Sometimes an extruded disc can compress the spinal cord or exiting spinal nerves and cause significant painful symptoms.
If you are in pain and suspect an extruded disc, you should schedule an appointment with a spine specialist to further evaluate your condition. The symptoms of an extruded disc can develop slowly and can worsen over time without treatment. As the symptoms worsen, you will find difficulty with normal daily activities, such running, walking or household cleaning.