Spinal disc herniation (in Latin prolapsus disci intervertebralis, commonly called a slipped disc) is a medical condition affecting the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (anulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc (discus intervertebralis) allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulposus) to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings. Disc herniation is usually due to age-related degeneration of the anulus fibrosus, although trauma, lifting injuries, or straining have been implicated. Tears are almost always postero-lateral in nature owing to the presence of the posterior longitudinal ligament in the spinal canal.
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    … Accidents Injuries to the head (especially the brain) are serious, and can change the trajectory of your life. The brain is the master controller of the body, so any injury to it can lead to a number of physical and mental complications that can last for a long time, if not permanently. These types of injuries often require a considerable amount…

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  • Back Pain After a Car Accident

    … have a disk made of cartilage which ensures that bones don’t come into close contact with each other. An accident may displace this cartilage, causing it to jut out. The victim then develops pain that gets worse over time, necessitating surgery to pop the disc back into place as well as continuing physical therapy. This is often referred…

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  • Back Pain After a Car Accident

    … If you are experiencing back pain after a car accident, it can be indicative of a serious injury. Back pain is a common symptom of whiplash, spinal cord injury, rib fracture, disc herniation, or other physical ailments. According to the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the U.S., accounting…

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  • How much can I receive after a rear end accident?

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