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How do herniated nucleus pulposus develop?
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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