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Health in Focus: Herniated Discs

By Admin | December 29, 2018

A herniated disc can cause pain, numbness or weakness in an arm of a leg, but there are plenty of treatments designed to help.

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon Dr. Jay Jagannathan, with Jagannathan Neurosurgery, describes how this condition happens and potential treatment options.

“The disc is the material that is in between the vertebrae,” Jagannathan says. “It is usually composed of fluid that is surrounded by tissue, fibrous tissue that allows the spine to keep its flexibility. In some cases due to abnormal movements or related to smoking and other factors, the covering around the disc can get weak and the disc can herniate outward.”

In some cases, this can cause pressure on the nerve.

For more informatiom, read Health in Focus: Herniated Discs by 9 & 10 news. 

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