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Herniated Disc

Did you know there is a disc in your spine, lodged between each pair of bones providing a cushion like protection for your bones? These discs are there to mostly absorb any kind of sudden shock. The disc has a soft interior and a hard outer layer. If the outer layer gets damaged, the soft interior can become fractured. This is what is commonly known as a herniated disc. Depending on the individual and the severity of the condition, a herniated disc may or may not cause pain. In the case it is applying pressure on your nerves, you are bound to feel some pain. Your spinal cord can become damaged due to this condition. There is good news however; patients with this medical condition usually make a full recovery.

It can also be caused by a sudden strain or traumatic injury. And it can occur as age related degeneration.

Herniated Disc

Can a herniated disc be prevented?

The vertebrae are supported by abdominal muscles so exercising to strengthen your abdomen will certainly help decrease the chances of having a herniated disc. Experiencing stress or being overweight, lifting heavy items and poor posture can also contribute to it.

If you are suffering from this condition, you need to see a specialist doctor at Montreal International Clinic in Dubai. Our highly skilled and experienced doctors will provide comprehensive treatment and care for this medical condition. Our physicians have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating herniated discs and will recommend a thorough medical analysis and treatment. For advanced treatment, our physicians may suggest minimally invasive surgery.

All our surgeries are performed at Montreal Clinic's state of the art facility, with cutting edge technology and advanced medical techniques. You are in perfectly safe hands, and we guarantee 100% success in all our surgeries.

Our Neuro Spinal Specialist

Dr. Ashraf Shatla


Dr. Ashraf Shatla had practiced as a Neurosurgeon since his graduation from Edinburgh University in 1990. He practiced his specialty as Consultant Brain & Spinal all over "Europe, Canada, USA and Middle East.

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