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How does a disk become herniated?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Wear and tear

Unless there is a severe trauma, discs become herniated as the wear and tear of daily living builds up.
The outer ligament of the disc, the annulus fibrosis, develops tears that ultimately allow some of the inner material, the nucleus pulposus, to push through and put pressure on the nearby spinal nerves.

In brief: Wear and tear

Unless there is a severe trauma, discs become herniated as the wear and tear of daily living builds up.
The outer ligament of the disc, the annulus fibrosis, develops tears that ultimately allow some of the inner material, the nucleus pulposus, to push through and put pressure on the nearby spinal nerves.
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Disc

Most commonly from a sudden increase in intra-abdominal pressure.
This can occur with sneezing, coughing, straining, etc.

In brief: Disc

Most commonly from a sudden increase in intra-abdominal pressure.
This can occur with sneezing, coughing, straining, etc.
Dr. Martin Tamler
Dr. Martin Tamler
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