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What is discopathy,disc degenerative disease or herniated disc?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: Similar Terms

Suggesting different issues in which the spine has pathology.
Discopathy suggests the disc has some abnormality, Degenerative Disc Disease suggests the same, and herniated disc suggests a movement of the disc out of its normal shape and location. All three suggest similar but distinct disease processes.

In brief: Similar Terms

Suggesting different issues in which the spine has pathology.
Discopathy suggests the disc has some abnormality, Degenerative Disc Disease suggests the same, and herniated disc suggests a movement of the disc out of its normal shape and location. All three suggest similar but distinct disease processes.
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery

In brief: Disc herniation

The disc between two vertebrae is made of outer annulus and an inner pulposis.
When there is a tear in the annulus some of the pulposis can squeeze out. A herniated disc is the pulposis that squeezes out of the annulus. Similar to jelly squeezing out of a jelly donut.

In brief: Disc herniation

The disc between two vertebrae is made of outer annulus and an inner pulposis.
When there is a tear in the annulus some of the pulposis can squeeze out. A herniated disc is the pulposis that squeezes out of the annulus. Similar to jelly squeezing out of a jelly donut.
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