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Annular Tears and Herniated Discs

By March 1, 2012

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An annular tear may be a precursor to a herniated disc.
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Sometimes a herniated disc is preceded by a smaller, more tolerable injury known as an annular tear.

An annular tear is a sort of fraying away of the outer covering of the intervertebral disc, known as the annulus.  If it frays too much, you run the risk of herniating the disc. When this happens the soft, shock absorbing material inside the covering may make its way onto a nerve root. That will most likely cause pain.

An annular tear can cause pain, too.

Some things that might help reduce the pain from an annular tear are:

| Herniated Disc | Back and Neck Pain | Extension Bias |


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