mri showing a slipped disc

This scan shows older discs that are less well hydrated and thus appear black. The highlighted area shows that a disc has herniated or slipped into the spinal canal. This is likely to be associated with a great deal of pain in the back and leg

Before and after a discectomy

Pic1 above shows a patient with a slipped disc between L4 and L5,  The obvious disc bulge is putting pressure on the L5 nerve root, Pic2 shows the appearance a year after the patient underwent a discectomy to remove the disc herniation.