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Understanding Disc Injuries- Back to Basics

Understanding Disc Injuries- Back to Basics

First and foremost, what is a spinal disc?

A spinal disc, also known as an intervertebral disc, is basically a cushion located between each of the joints of our back. These discs act as shock absorbers, providing flexibility and support to the spine while allowing for movement. Each disc has a tough outer layer called the annulus fibrosus and a gel-like inner core called the nucleus pulposus. They play a crucial role in maintaining the structural integrity and function of the spine.

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