Contained and uncontained intervertebral disc herniation
A contained herniated disc is a herniated disc where the displaced portion of disc material is covered by the outer annulus fibres or the posterior longitudinal ligament. An uncontained disc herniation is a herniated disc where the displaced part of the disc is not covered by the outer annulus fibres or the posterior longitudinal ligament.
Contained and uncontained disc herniations may produce the following symptoms:
- Constant pain in the spine.
- Radiating pain in the back, arm or leg.
- Pain when sitting
- Pain when running or walking
- Pain when lifting or bending forward.
Herniated discs require chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments in most cases. Each disc herniation is unique and requires an individualised treatment plan and approach. Visit one of our Balmain or Haberfield chiropractors or physiotherapists to begin your treatment process.