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What is L1-L2 herniation?

What is L1-L2 herniation?

L1-L2 Herniation: The L1 spinal nerve root is responsible for the psoas muscle, which is found within the body cavity along the lumbar spine. Weakness in the psoas muscle and pain in the groin and front of the thigh may occur; the former can cause difficulty with lifting the leg, for example, while walking up stairs.

How common is L1-L2 herniation?

Incidence of L1-L2 and L2-L3 disc herniation is close to 1% to 2% of all lumbar herniated discs [9-11]. Some of the previous studies about surgical treatment of upper lumbar disc herniation defined these levels as T12-L1 to L2-L3, beside other studies have reported them as L1-L2 and L2-L3 levels [2,8,12,13].

Is a slipped disc the same as a herniated disc?

Herniated disks are also called ruptured disks or slipped disks, although the whole disk does not rupture or slip. Only the small area of the crack is affected. Compared with a bulging disk, a herniated disk is more likely to cause pain because it generally protrudes farther and is more likely to irritate nerve roots.

What’s worse bulging or herniated disc?

Herniated discs are considered more severe than bulging discs because they put significant pressure on nearby nerves, which can cause intense pain, inflammation and difficulties with movement.

What happens if a herniated disc is left untreated?

Nerve Damage When a herniated disc puts significant pressure on a nerve, it can lead to significant damage by cutting off nerve impulses. Compressed nerves can lead to significant conditions, including loss of sensation in lower extremities or even loss of bowel control.

When do I need surgery for a herniated disk?

With a lower back (lumbar) herniated disc that’s causing leg pain, it’s generally advisable that patients try 6–12 weeks of conservative (non-surgical) treatment. When conservative treatments aren’t providing significant relief after several weeks or months, surgery usually becomes an option. One surgical option is lumbar disc replacement.

How long for herniated disc to heal without surgery?

How long such an injury can take to heal without surgery can be different from person to person. However, it’s common for herniated discs to heal in four to six weeks on average, and most of them heal without surgery. Unfortunately, there are factors that can increase how long your herniated disc takes to heal.

How do you treat a herniated disc?

Regular Exercise. It is a great way to prevent back pain,especially back pain caused due to herniated discs.

  • Practice Good Posture. One should always practice good posture,like poor posture,whether sitting or standing,can contribute to lower back pain.
  • Learn to lift heavy items properly.
  • Try to manage stress.
  • Changing the position frequently.
  • Can herniated discs heal by themselves without surgery?

    YES, herniated discs CAN heal by themselves without surgery! Watch the video below to learn how to help your herniated discs heal and get rid of back & leg pain. How Long Do Herniated Discs Take To Heal? It takes herniated discs 300-500 days to heal.