Herniated Disc: Learning About Common Symptoms, Causes, and Risks

Many people in Northern NJ and across the U.S. suffer from severe pain due to a herniated disc. Some think that by simply popping pain pills or losing a bit of weight can get rid of the lingering pain but the problem is much more deeply rooted. Anyone afflicted with disc pain should first try to understand the condition before finding the right treatment option. The spinal column is made up of several invertebrate discs, each one parted by pads that act as cushions in between the discs. Outside, these pads are made of a tough, fibrous outer membrane while inside each one is a soft elastic core. This very structure allows the spine to move like it does. During movement, the soft cores help protect the spaces between the vertebras and prevent them from clashing against each other.