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Disc Herniation.


StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-.
2019 Apr 13.

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University of Missouri
MU School of Medicine


In the spine, a disc or a nucleus pulposus is localized between vertebral bodies. It supports the spine by acting as a shock-absorbing cushion. A herniated disc in the spine is a condition during which a nucleus pulposus is displaced from intervertebral space. In some instances, a herniated disc can compress the nerve or the spinal cord that causes pain consistent with nerve compression or spinal cord dysfunction also known as myelopathy.[1][2][3]

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