Herniation Of The Nucleus Pulposus

(Jammed, ruptured or prolapsed intervertebral disc) A herniation of the nucleus pulposus is the incident of an intervertebral disc through a crack in the surrounding annulus fibrosus. The crack causes pain; when the disc exerts pressure on an adjacent nerve root, this results in a segmental radiculopathy with paresthesias and paresis in the innervation of the affected root. The diagnosis is usually done by MRI or CT. Treatment of mild…

September 3, 2018