How Are Disc Bulges at L4 or L5 With a Small Annular Tear Treated?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 10:28:12 PM ET

Conservative treatment that may include a combination of nerve decompression and noninvasive pain management techniques is used to treat small annular tears with disc bulges at L4 or L5, as stated by Laser Spine Institute. The appropriate treatment for an annular tear depends largely on the cause and severity of the damaged disc.