Let’s Talk About Herniated Discs

What Is a Herniated Disc?

You often hear words associated with a herniated disc like “pinched nerve”, “ruptured disc” or “bulging disc”, but they are essentially talking about the same thing. Spinal discs are the small cushions between the individual bones, or vertebrae, that collectively make your spine. When a disc is herniated,

Herniated Disc: What Is It And What Causes It?

There are more than 3 million cases of herniated discs every year. To say the least, it’s a very common spinal condition. If you haven’t heard of a herniated disc, the condition is also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc. They occur most commonly in the lower back, but can also happen in the neck.

Herniated Disc Surgery

Cervical discectomy procedures are performed to relieve the pressure on nerves from a herniated disc. A disc herniates when the outer portion of the disc ruptures and some of the softer disc nucleus material squeezes out. The herniated disc pushes against the spinal cord or spinal nerves and causes pain in the neck or arms.

All About Cervical Disc Replacement

Nebraska Spine Hospital was one of the first facilities in the region to perform a cervical disc replacement. Because of that, we would like to take a moment to explain what it is and why it may need to be performed. Disc degeneration in the cervical spine is a terribly common ailment. Did you know that over 75% of people under the age of 50 have disc degeneration?

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a spinal condition that occurs when normal wear and tear on your spine causes pain. It is a very common condition, with over 3 million new cases diagnosed each year. While everyone’s spinal discs will begin to breakdown with age, not everyone will experience pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease Causes

In between each vertebra,

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