What are multiple layers of a herniated disc?

Answer When an intervertebral disc becomes herniated, the outer layers of the disc are damaged so they no longer provide appropriate support for the vertebrae it is meant to separate, resulting in an ofte... Read More »

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What is a herniated disk with multiple layers?

If you have torn one of the layers of cartilage in your spinal disks, you may actually be suffering from a bulging disk and not a herniated disk. Each disk in the back has a soft core inside of sev... Read More »

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 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 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 »