Paracentral Disc Protrusion
What is Paracentral Disc Protrusion?
The word paracentral derived from two Greek words â€˜para’ and â€˜kentron’ which means next to the center. A Paracentral Disc Protrusion is a squeeze occurs in the protective cover of the disc.
The occurrence of paracentral can go unnoticed by the patient. The patient does not feel any pain, irritation or discomfort in some situations. But, majority of the affected people experience rigorous pain due to paracentral disc protrusion.
Paracentral Focal Disc Protrusion Symptoms of a Paracentral Cervical Disc Protrusion
The human spine is protected by vertebrae. Vertebrae are an alignment of 24 bones. The different spinal areas are cervical spine, thoracic spine, and the lumbar spine. The base bone of the spine is called sacrum.
The cervical spine consists of 7 vertebrae, lumbar spine has 5 vertebrae and the middle back or thoracic spine consists of 12 vertebrae.
The primary symptoms of a paracentral cervical disc protrusion are:
- Weakness in the cervical nerve root
- Pain with tingling sensation
- Neck pain
- Severe back pain
- Pain in arms especially in the finger side
- Difficulty to grip the hand
- Radiating pain in triceps that travels to the middle finger
- Pulsating pains in specific part of the body
Treating cervical disc protrusion does not need any quick surgery. It can be cured by taking conservative treatment measures. Surgery may be suggested in a few cases.
Some of the conservative treatment methods are:
- Doing limited physical activities and continuing the daily routine
- Taking proper bed rest for a day or two