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What is Schmorl's Hernia?

Description of the disease

Schmorl's hernia is a condition of the spine in which the discs between the vertebrae protrude into the spinal canal. This can cause pain and discomfort in the spine area.


  • Schmorl's hernia can be classified as primary (congenital) or secondary (acquired).


  • Pain in the spine area
  • Feeling of discomfort when moving
  • Weakening of muscles


The causes of Schmorl's hernia may include spinal injury, incorrect posture, or abnormal spinal anatomy.


For the diagnosis of Schmorl's hernia, X-ray examination, MRI, or CT scan may be performed.


Treatment of Schmorl's hernia may include physiotherapy, therapeutic massage, back development exercises, and is unlikely to require surgical intervention.


Prevention of Schmorl's hernia may include maintaining correct posture, moderate physical activity, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Treatment and diagnosis of Schmorl's hernia may be carried out by a neurologist or orthopedist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.