Herniated Disc Pain in Eagan MN?
Disc herniation is one of the most common causes of neck and back pain. As specialists in the spine, our Nashville chiropractors routinely relieve disc herniation and related symptoms.
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What Causes Disc Herniation?
Disc herniation in Eagan Minnesota. The human spine is made up of 26 vertebrae which are separated by cushions called intervertebral discs. These spinal discs are made up of a soft, jelly-like substance (nucleus pulposus) which is encased by a tougher, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus). This exterior can become torn, or ruptured, allowing the soft interior to protrude. The bulging spinal disc may place pressure on the spinal nerves and ligaments. This nerve compression can cause pain, tingling, muscle weakness, and numbness along the pathway of the affected spinal nerve.
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It is also possible that disc herniation can occur without nerve impingement. Torn spinal discs may stimulate the release of inflammatory chemicals which may be a direct source of significant pain.
Another cause of disc herniation occurs when the connective tissue between the disc and vertebrae separate (avulse) in a process known as endplate junction failure. In fact, recent research has suggested that most cases of lumbar disc herniation are actually caused by endplate junction failure rather than ruptured discs, as previously thought.
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