lumbar hernia

Last changed on 09 January 2020 - 13:54

Disc herniation is a painful condition caused by the protrusion of the intervertebral disc which compresses the surrounding nerve roots causing "radiculopathy". Anatomically, the intervertebral disc is composed of a pulpy nucleus of gelatinous consistency and of an anulus fibrosus which has the structural function of containing the nucleus. When the anulus is damaged, the nucleus emerges from its seat, protruding towards the vertebral canal.