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Nucleus Pulposus (Overview)

The intervertbral disc hasteo parts the annulus outside tough ring and the nucleus pulposus the central gelatinous portion the part that squirts past the retaining ring to push on nerveshnp herniated nucleus pulposus disc herniation.


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Where does nucleus pulposus develops from?

Where does nucleus pulposus develops from?

Embryology: It originates from a flexible rod-shaped body called the notochord (part of an embryo). The notochord is found ventral to the neural tube. It is found in the center of each disc space and surrounded by the annulus fibrosis. When a disc herniates, the nucleus pulposus escapes from the center of the disc space, navigates through a rent in the surrounding annulus fibrosis, and can push on a nerve. ...Read more

Nucleus Pulposus (Overview)

The intervertbral disc hasteo parts the annulus outside tough ring and the nucleus pulposus the central gelatinous portion the part that squirts past the retaining ring to push on nerveshnp herniated nucleus pulposus disc herniation.


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What is the definition or description of: nucleus pulposus?

What is the definition or description of: nucleus pulposus?

Part of a disc: The intervertbral disc hasteo parts the annulus outside tough ring and the nucleus pulposus the central gelatinous portion the part that squirts past the retaining ring to push on nerveshnp herniated nucleus pulposus disc herniation. ...Read more

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What's herniated nucleus pulposus?

What's herniated nucleus pulposus?

Another name for HNP: Hnp or herniated nucleous pulposus is a portion of the interior of the disc itself known as the nucleus pulposus that ruptures thru the outer pirtion of the disc known as the annulus fibrosis. ...Read more

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What is a herniated nucleus pulposus?

A disc herniation: The nucleus pulposus is the middle soft part of the disc in the spine that normally acts like a cushion. It looks and feels like a thick jelly material. Sometimes, it can leak out if there is a tear in the outside part of the disc (called the annulus fibrosus). When it leaks out, it can pinch a nerve and cause pain that radiates into the extremities. ...Read more

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How herniated nucleus pulposus develops?

A disc herniation: The nucleus pulposus is the middle soft part of the disc in the spine that normally acts like a cushion. It looks and feels like a thick jelly material. Sometimes, it can leak out if there is a tear in the outside part of the disc (called the annulus fibrosus). When it leaks out, it can pinch a nerve and cause pain that radiates into the extremities. ...Read more

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How do herniated nucleus pulposus develop?

How do herniated nucleus pulposus develop?

Varies: There is a strong genetic issue meaning family history and higher in smokers and in certain activities such as those involving repetitive rotation with flexion especially lifting a load or a sudden lift of too heavy a load as well in those who are out of shape and do not exercise. Obesity also can be a factor and sedentary life style. ...Read more

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What does herniated nucleus pulposus mean ?

Another name for GNP: Hnp or herniated nucleous pulposus is a portion of the interior of the disc itself known as the nucleus pulposus that ruptures thru the outer pirtion of the disc known as the annulus fibrosis. ...Read more

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How does a herniated nucleus pulposus develop?

Varies: There is a strong genetic issue meaning family history and higher in smokers and in certain activities such as those involving repetitive rotation with flexion especially lifting a load or a sudden lift of too heavy a load as well in those who are out of shape and do not exercise. Obesity also can be a factor and sedentary life style with age, there is an increased incidence due to disc aging. ...Read more

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What are the tests for herniated nucleus pulposus?

What are the tests for herniated nucleus pulposus?

MRI: An MRI and a good neurological exam by your family md can help rule out or rule in a herniated nucleus pulposus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of herniated nucleus pulposus?

Neurologic: The symptoms of a lumbar herniated nucleus pulposus includes uni- or bi-lateral leg pain, can include back pain, possible weakness in the leg(s), and a numb sensation. Severe cases may include bowel/bladder difficulties, loss of perianal sensation, and paralysis. ...Read more

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