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What causes disc herniations and how can I prevent it?

What causes disc herniations and how can I prevent it? In our spine practice, I am often the first person to talk with patients about their orthopaedic and spine problems during the course of their visit.   Through our educational website and during consultations, Dr. Shim has presented a wealth of information on how we manage […]

How Common are Disc Herniations?

Surprisingly,  I am rarely asked  questions about frequency of disc herniations.  But the answer is, it is very common. The better question is, “Is the disc herniation seen on the MRI the cause of my pain?”.  The answer to that question is maybe. Research has demonstrated that findings of disc protrusions, disc hernations, and disc degeneration are very […]

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Herniated Nucleus Pulposus

The intervertebral disc has the function of a ligament,  a shock absorber and a spacer. It is the structure that most connects two adjacent vertebral bodies with each other.   Unfortunately,  it can also be the origin of extreme sciatica episodes when the inner part of the disc becomes a Herniated Nucleus Pulposus. Like many other […]

Recurrent Herniated Nucleus Pulposus

  Statistically, Recurrent Herniated Nucleus Pulposus occur more commonly than hoped. When you have a Herniated Nucleus Pulposus,  the outer fibers of your disk, or the annulus has weakened allowing a tear, and subsequent rupture of the soft nucleus material out of the disk.  We can debate the cause of the weakening of the outer annulus,  but usually, it […]