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what is disc herniation? how is it treated?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies : A disc acts as a cushion between two vertebrae in the spinal column. The disc consists of an inner soft part surrounded by tough fibers known as the annulus. If the annulus tears, the soft inner part can herniated out through the tear. It can then cause irritation of a nerve and subsequent pain. Herniations can heal by themselves, but they can also cause severe pain. Many treatment options.

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