Disc Protrusion Article

What is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc, which is also commonly known as a disc protrusion, ruptured disc or “slipped” disc, is a common condition that can develop in the spine. To fully understand what this condition entails, it can be helpful to have a basic understanding of the anatomy of the spine. In the neck and...

Disc Protrusion – How to Prevent Recurrence
Disc protrusion occurs when the jellylike interior of an intervertebral disc seeps through a rupture in the disc’s cartilaginous exterior. This often occurs because of the natural aging process, which can cause the discs to deteriorate and tear open, but can also occur from sudden impact and forceful...

Preventing Disc Protrusion
Disc protrusion is a condition in which a disc in the spine is damaged, often as a result of the natural aging process of the spine. As the spine wears down over years of weight gain and repetitive motion, the discs in the spine can begin to tear and become damaged due to the continued pressure of...

Disc Protrusion – Alternative Therapies for Elderly Patients
Disc protrusion, sometimes referred to as a herniated disc, occurs when the jellylike interior of an intervertebral disc seeps through a tear in the disc’s cartilaginous exterior. If the disc material makes contact with a spinal nerve, a patient may experience pain, muscle weakness, numbness, cramping,...

Disc Protrusion in Athletes
Disc protrusion occurs when the tough exterior of a disc in the spine ruptures, allowing the disc’s jellylike interior to leak into the spinal canal. The discs in the spine act as tiny shock absorbers, allowing the surrounding vertebrae to pivot without impacting one another. Because the discs are...

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