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.

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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...

What are the symptoms of herniated nucleus pulposus?

Herniated Disks: These cause pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness when severe. Approx 40% of the population have a herniated disk and no symptoms from it. There may be no symptoms or there may be severe pain with muscle weakness. Read more...
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...

Could you explain what is 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 ; is no longer confined to its normal position ; can sometimes cause a compression of nerve tissue which may or may not lead to symptoms. Read more...

I'm curious as to how 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...