Each disc is
made up of two parts. The hard, tough outer layer called the annulus surrounds a mushy, moist center termed the nucleus. When a disc herniates
or ruptures, the soft nucleus spurts out through a tear in the annulus,
and can compress a nerve root. The nucleus can squirt out on either side
of the disc or in some cases both sides.
The amount of pain associated
with a disc rupture often depends upon the amount of nucleus that breaks
through the annulus, and whether it compresses a nerve. To help alleviate
the pain, a Laminotomy/Microdiscectomy may be performed.
Therapy for Back Pain
AASTHA has Physical Therapy Facilities in our Van Nuys, Simi Valley, Thousand
Oaks offices. Our therapists work closely with your physician in order
to return you to full function and pain free activity as soon as possible.
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