Slipped Disc

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Bulging Disc

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Bulging Disc

What Is A Bulging Disc?  A bulging disc occurs when the cushion between vertebrae (intervertebral disc) loses its shape and puts pressure on a spinal nerve. What Causes A Bulging Disc? Bulging discs occur from weakening of the outer fibrous containment ring, most often linked to the aging process. It only becomes problematic when the bulge…

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…

What is a Slipped Disc?

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on What is a Slipped Disc?

A “slipped disc” is actually a state where parts of an injured, abnormal or degenerated disc protrude out against surrounding nerve tissues. Other names for this condition besides slipped disc include herniated disc, ruptured disc or prolapsed disc. The lower back is most often affected by this problem. The discs themselves are shock absorbing defensive…