An extruded disc is another term for disc herniation. An extruded disc is one where the inner material of the disc pushes out through the outer fibers of the disc and, as a result, compresses the spinal cord or an adjacent spinal nerve causing significant pain.
This pain is felt at the location due to the many nerve fibers on the outer circumference of the disc.
Pain is also felt away from the spine…sometimes down in the feet or even in the hands and fingers. Thankfully a disc extrusion is correctable through a very specific care protocol that we have developed in our office over the past 15 years.