Your spine has disks that are pads between the vertebrae. These disks act as cushions and minimize the impact of movement on the spine.
The discs have a soft center, called the nucleus. If the disk is ruptured, a herniated disc results.
The soft tissue of the nucleus is pressed out of a crack in the disk exterior and can cause pain, weakness or numbness in an arm or leg if it irritates nearby nerves.
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