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What is a Herniated Disc?

Shah Scrubs SmallNirav Shah MD

In this video, Dr. Nirav Shah explains the nature of a herniated disc. What is a herniated disc and what does it mean to the patient?

Most patients have heard the phrases "slipped disc", "ruptured disc", or "disc popped out". While these are certainly descriptive terms, they can be somewhat misleading. What these terms are referring to is a disc herniation. Disc herniations are common: especially in the lower back, and at our practice, we treat this condition regularly, and often in a minimally invasive fashion.

A lumbar herniated disc is a common cause of low back pain and leg pain. Discs, which add as shock absorbers for the spine are located between each of the vertebrae in the spine. Each disc contains a thin "tire-like" outer core called the annulus fibrosis that surrounds a gel-like substance called the nucleus pulposus.

Surgeons at our practice treat herniated disc patients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and from across the nation.

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