Herniated Disc

What is a Herniated Disc?

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on What is a Herniated Disc?

Herniated Disc Overview The inter-vertebral disc is composed of cartilage tissue between two spinal vertebra. It serves as a cushion separating two bone. The outer strong fibers are called the annulus with a nucleus of gelatinous material in the center. Mechanically the discs function as the “shock absorbers” for the spine. There are 23 discs…

close up of man suffering from herniated disc in neck

Herniated Disc in Neck

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Herniated Disc in Neck

What is it? A herniated disc in the neck is when the material between the intervertebral disc (called Nucleus Pulposus) breaks through the outer lining or ring material (called Annulus Fibrosis) that helps to make up the core between the vertebra that provides shock absorption for the spine. When this material seeps its way into…