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Is degenerative disease and protruding disc or extruding discs the same thing ?

A quick question for you; is degenerative disease and protruding disc or extruding discs the same thing? And suddenly can a disc protrusion cause a nerve to displace from sneezing? Insurance company as it happened at work are saying that I have a disease that just got a bit aggravated by an accident at work and now it s better, the aggravation that is not the disease hence I m the same as before. They are denying liability. Please advise AAAA
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
Apr 2014
Thanks for writing to HCM

Degenerative disease of spine is age related finding and disc protrusion is associated with it in many cases due to laxity of annulus fibrosis.
But, disc protrusion may also be due to trauma ,sneezing and lifting heavy objects in awkward position and generally these people are prone to it due to prior weakness in disc anatomy.
Disc prolapse can compress the nerve roots.
Hope you have understand the things.

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Dr.Indu Bhushan
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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