Multiple Lumbar Disc Injuries - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit begins with a sagittal cross-section of the lumbar spine showing the pre-operative condition, with disc herniations at L3-4 and L4-5 and an annular tear at L5-S1. This image is based on an actual MRI, which is also featured on the exhibit. The next image is an axial view of the L4-5 vertebral disc showing the herniation and associated nerve root impingement in greater detail. An axial MRI accompanies this image. The next image is a posterior view of the lower body with the bones and major nerves visible beneath the skin and redness symbolizing the chronic pain in the left leg. The final image describes the subsequent foot drop.