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Herniated Disc - Pain Management

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A herniated disc, also called a “ruptured” disc, is a common source of neck or lower back pain.  Discs are cushion-like pads that are located between the series of small bones that make up the spine.  A herniated disc occurs when the outer disc layer tears and it’s gel-like interior comes out.  The contents can irritate nerves.  A herniated disc can cause pressure on the nerves or spinal cord.  Fortunately, for the vast majority of people, pain related to a herniated disc can be relieved without surgery.

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