WHAT IS A DISC?

The spine has three main sections: Cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back), and lumbar (lower back). The letter L - refers to lumbar. A spinal disc separates each vertebral body from the other.

 

A L4-L5 disc, refers to the  disc that is in between the L4 and L5 vertebral body.​

The disc absorbs compression within the spine​​ - like a shock absorber

The disc provides flexibility

The disc protects from excessive motion

The spinal nerves pass right behind the discs

ScopeSpine

The Orthopedic Group/

Leesburg Orthopedics

19450 Deerfield Avenue

Suite 200

Lansdowne, VA 20176

PHONE: 703-952-5115

FAX: 571-346-1932

ScopeSpine

StoneSprings Medical Office Building

Loudoun Medical Group Office

24430 Stone Springs Blvd

Suite 100

Dulles/Sterling, VA 20166

PHONE: 703-952-5115

FAX: 571-346-1932

ScopeSpine

Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy

(Satellite Office)

7811 Montrose Road

Suite 340

Potomac, MD 20854

PHONE: 301-588-7888

FAX: 301-588-3419