Is a herniated disc a permanent injury?

Answer On One Hand: Noninvasive TreatmentHerniated disks are painful but they do not have to be lasting. Disks rupture when they are forced out of position within the spinal column, although according to ... Read More »

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What is the difference between a herniated disc&a bulging disc?

Over time, the discs between the vertebrae in the spine dry and weaken, increasing the risk for injury and problems. Varying factors such as old age and injury can cause herniated or bulging discs ... Read More »

What is a herniated disc?

A herniated, or slipped, disk is a rupture of the fibrocartilaginous material, or annulus fibrosus, that surrounds the intervertebral disk. The rupture occurs when the disk's center portion, which... Read More »

What causes a herniated disc?

A herniated disc occurs when the outer covering of the disc or annulus tears and the jelly-like nucleus seeps out, exerting pressure on spinal nerves. A herniated disc can occur virtually anywhere ... Read More »

What are the treatments for a dog with a herniated disc?

In a dog, discs with hard exteriors and gel-like interiors appear between its vertebrae, providing support and cushioning. When the disc becomes damaged and the gel interior pokes through to the ou... Read More »