Expert Ruptured Discs Treatment in Manhattan, Provided by Matthew Spiegel, MD


A ruptured disc occurs when the disc’s inner gelatinous core (nucleus pulposus) ruptures through its fibrous outer ring (annulus fibrosus). This pathophysiological process may yield significant inflammation and thereby pain to the surrounding area, particularly if the inflammation and/or mechanical compression irritates a nearby nerve root as well. Ruptured discs may occur due to a variety of etiologies such as age-related degeneration, injury, or overuse. A ruptured disc can cause severe and localized pain, numbness, tingling and weakness.

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