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Is it a Herniated Disc or a Bulging Disc?

October 25, 2013
Is it a Herniated Disc or a Bulging Disc?

There are two main parts of a vertebral disc, the inner nucleus and the outer annulus. Through repetitive injury, or the degenerative aging process, the outer shell of the disc may become weaker and more susceptible to injury. When this occurs excessive force on the disc could cause it to bulge in one of these weakened spots. When this happens the bulge may come in contact with a nerve exiting the spinal canal, or other tissues causing pain and neurological symptoms.

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