What Is Herniated Disc?

Q:
What is herniated disc?

A:
Discs are shock absorbers located between vertebrae that cushion the spinal column and protect the spine from everyday strain.

Occasionally, however, a tear or weakness in a disc’s outer layer allows the fluidic inner layer to leak into the spinal canal. As a result, additional pressure is placed on local nerves, causing pain, discomfort and other complications. This ailment is known as a herniation, or a herniated disc.

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