A disc herniation can often be a very serious and debilitating injury.
In between each vertebrae of the spine there is a “disc” made to support the spine in each movement. These discs also provide shock absorption during physically demanding movements like running or exercising. The discs also provide the spine with flexibility and with the ability to withstand compressive forces.
The disc of the spine is made of 2 layers. The annulus fibrosus is the fibrous outer layer. It provides strength and stability to the disc while also remaining quite flexible and versatile.
The nucleus pulposus is like the…