Cervical & Lumbar PIVD

Cervical & Lumbar PIVD

"CERVICAL AND LUMBAR PIVD (Prolapsed Intervertebral Disk) is a condition affecting the spinal column, which includes the cervical vertebrae, thoracic and lumbar segments. The herniated disk is more common in adults aged 30 and older, as the nucleus pulposus loses water content, making it more susceptible to injuries.

Repetitive activities, obesity, smoking and improper posture can make the disks more vulnerable to injuries.

PIVD is more common in adults aged 30 and more and symptoms depend on the location of the herniation and the amount of compression on neural structures. In the lower back, a herniated disk typically results in pain in the lower back, shooting pains in the buttocks, numbness and tingling of the feet or legs and weakness of the legs or feet. Cauda equina syndrome results from compression of nerve roots from a large central disk herniation below the L1-L2 vertebrae, requiring immediate surgery.

In the neck, symptoms may result in pain in the region between the neck and the shoulders, radiating pain down the shoulders, arm, forearm and numbness and tingling in the affected area. Back pain tends to return due to insufficient rehabilitation and poor compliance with deep abdominal and core muscle exercises.