Dr. Liu explains the “Truth vs. Fiction” behind slipped or herniated discs...
Before describing what a torn disc is and its effects on the body, it's necessary to first understand the physical makeup of a vertebral disc and its functions. The two main parts of the vertebral disc are the annulus fibrosis and the nucleus pulposus. The Annulus is the tough outer shell that contains the nucleus, a soft gel like substance called the nucleus pulposus. There is a disc located between each of our vertebrae in the spine providing us with stability, and also acting like a shock absorber.
Watch this video to learn more about a Disc Tear.
A healthy disc is composed of a tough outer shell and a soft inner material called the nucleus pulposus. When a disc tears, the tough outer shell either cracks or tears allowing the inner material to seep through, causing painful disc tear symptoms.
Endoscopic spine procedures can be used to correct many of the conditions that cause chronic back pain or to repair failed previous surgeries.- Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD President, Atlantic Spine Center Read More about Dr.Liu