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Inter-vertebral discs are the cushions or shock absorbers between the vertebrae of the spine, which themselves protect the spinal cord which itself carries the nerves from the brain to the body and vice versa. The discs are composed of two parts, an annuls fibrosis and a nucleus pulposis. The disc can be likened to a doughnut whereby the annulus fibrosis is similar to the dough of the doughnut and the nucleus pulposis is similar to the jelly. When one develops a herniated disc, the jelly part of the disc is forced out of the doughnut and may put pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord or other nerves located near the disc. This can create back and hip pain as well as sciatica problems
As people age, the inner jelly part of the disc, or the nucleus pulposus, may begin to dehydrate, which limits its ability to act as a shock absorber. Similarly, the annuls fibrosis may get weaker with age and begin to tear. This can also create back pain or sciatica.
If you have been injured and now have a Herniated Disc, please contact our firm at your convenience. With offices in Los Angeles and New York, we represent clients throughout California, New York, Illinois, Nevada, and Arizona.
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