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Could you explain what is herniated nucleus pulposus?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: 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 ; is no longer confined to its normal position ; can sometimes cause a compression of nerve tissue which may or may not lead to symptoms.

In brief: 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 ; is no longer confined to its normal position ; can sometimes cause a compression of nerve tissue which may or may not lead to symptoms.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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