The Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Disc Herniation

The Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Disc Herniation – Anil Kesani MD

Dr. Anil Kesani explains that spinal disc herniation is a condition occurs when the intervertebral vertebral disc’s outer fibrous ring, the annulus fibrosis, develops a tear. This results in the nucleus pulposis, or the soft inner part of the disc, bulging out past the damaged outer rings.

A spine specialist based in Texas, Dr. Anil Kumar Kesani is fellowship-trained and maintains board certification in his field. Anil Kesani, MD, founded and practices at SpineMD.  Dr. Kesani has extensive experience in treating a wide array of spinal problems including spinal disc herniation or slipped discs.

Spinal disc herniation or slipped discs in turn, can cause pinched nerves and shooting arm or leg pain, burning pain, numbness and tingling or in some cases weakness. 

If the spinal disc herniation is centered in the cervical spine or neck, symptoms include severe neck pain and pain that radiates down the arm that represents cervical radiculopathy.

If the disc herniation of the thoracic spine, the result is often severe upper to mid back pain, as well as radiating pain into the side of the rib cage and chest in “band-like patterns” which represents thoracic radiculopathy.

In cases where the disc herniation is centered in the lumbar spine, the result is often severe low back pain associated with sciatica or radiating leg pain that represents lumbar radiculopathy.

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Anil Kesani MD is a fellowship trained and board certified spine specialist. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency; Dr. Anil Kesani undertook additional training in spine surgery by completing a combined orthopedic and neurosurgery spine fellowship. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.