Examples of Disc Problems

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Examples of Disc Problems
Normal Disk
Herniated Disk
Nucleus pulposus (inner portion) of the disk is forced through a weakened part of the anulus fibrosus
Bulging Disk
Annulus fibrosus (outer layer) of the disk bulge into the spinal canal.
Thinning Disk
Narrowed intervertebral disk
Disk Degeneration with
Osteophyte Formation
bony projections develop along the edges of bones
Anulus fibrosus
Nucleus pulposus
Intervertebral
disk
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