Slipped disc treatment, X-ray

Slipped disc treatment, X-ray

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Caption: Slipped disc treatment. Coloured X-ray (side view) of the lumbar (lower) spine of a patient being treated, with chemonucleolysis, for a slipped disc. A needle can be seen between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae (blocks). The needle has been inserted into the intervertebral disc, which is slipped, or prolapsed. A prolapsed disc occurs when the inner soft, gelatinous material bulges through the fibrous outer coating. This puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, causing great pain. The needle contains the enzyme chymopapain, derived from the papaya, it dissolves the soft material, relieving the pressure on the nerves and reducing the short-term symptoms.

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