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…

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…

Herniated Disk

Herniated Disc. What is it?

January 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Herniated Disc. What is it?

Spinal Motor Unit is described as two vertebrae and the disc between them. What is the disc (IVD)? The IVD disc is a horizontally positioned cushion comprised mainly cartilage. Most of the disc is made of strong crossed circular fibrous tissue. The center or nucleus is comprised of a gelatinous material. The back of the…