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What is bulging of annulus fibrosus?


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2015-02-17 17:51:19
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The annulus fibrosis is the tough outer wall of the intervertebral discs in the spine. A bulging annulus fibrosis is indicative of a condition called degenerative disc disease.


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You have outer annulus fibrosus. Which is made of fibrous tissue. Inside the annulus fibrosus, you have jelly like nucleus pulposus.

A left foraminal annular tear is when the annulus fibrosus rips or tears. The annulus fibrosus is the tough exterior of the intervertebral disc.

breakdown of a fibrous cartilage material (annulus fibrosus) that makes up the intervertebral disk. The annulus fibrosus surrounds a soft gel-like substance in the center of the disk called the nucleus pulposus. Pressure from the

The intervertebral discs are made of outer annulus fibrosus, which is basically fibrocartilage.

Its collagen fibers attach the intervertebral disc to the bodies of adjacent vertebrae.

We all have cartilaginous discs that separate the spinal bones, or vertebraes, from each other. These discs allow for movement within the spine. Each disc has a fibrous outside, called the annulus fibrosus, and a liquid center, called the nucleus pulposus. Think of a disc as a jelly donut. The jelly is the nucleus and the donut is the annulus. If the fibers of the inner annulus tear, the jelly nucleus, which is tightly held in the center, follows the path of least resistance and pushes towards the wall of the annulus. When this happens, the wall of the annulus is warped and appears to bulge or protrude. This is known as a protruding annulus or ,in other words, a bulging disc. If the annulus continues to weaken and tear, the nucleus has potential to eject from the disc. The annulus will no longer be bulging, as the wall has opened and the jelly nucleus has squeezed out or herniated. This now constitutes a herniated disc.

Nucleus pulposus: is a soft, elastic, gleatinous core, composed primarily of water (about 75 percent) with scattered articular and elastic fibers. Annulus fibrosus: tough outer layer of fibrosus cartilage. plates are composed of hyaline and fibrous cartilage.

Fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of intervertebral discs and cerebral spinal fluid.

It means you have a slight herniation/slight bulging of the disc at the L5-S1 level of your spine.

Diffuse annular bulging is a bulge in the intervertebral disc where the bulge pushes on the nerves of the spine. This specific phrase refers to when a person has more than 1 bulge.

You have posterior longitudinal ligament on the back side of the body of the vertebrae and discs. So there is herniation of the nucleus pulposus, coming out of the tear in the annulus fibrosus.

Fibrocartilage is found in the pubic symphysis, the annulus fibrosus of intervertebral discs, menisci, and the TMJ. During labor, relaxin loosens the pubic symphysis to aid in delivery, but this can lead to later joint problems.

The disks are firm yet compressible. On outer side you have tissue called as annulus fibrosus. On inner side you have soft gelatinous tissue called as nucleus pulposus.

When a disc herniates, the jellylike substance pushes through and causes the harder outer ring (annulus fibrosus) to compress a nerve root in the spinal cord. Herniation of a vertebral disc can cause varying degrees of pain

The annulus is a part of the spinal structure, specifically the outer fibers. When the annulus is damages, normally through aging (degenerative) or trauma, it allows the cervical disc, a gel-like material to expand. The more damage to the annulus, the more significant the bulge. In the worst cases, the disc "herniates" and may cause pressure on the nerve roots which run through the spine. In the neck (cervical spine), effected nerves run to the upper extremities. Therefore, if a bulging disc impinges on a nerve root in the cervical spine, it usually results in radiating pain, numbness and/or weakness in the arms. Surgery is sometimes necessary to remove the disc or otherwise relieve the pressure on the nerve root.

The intervertebral disc that sits between two vertebrae contains a highly pressurized center called the nucleus pulposus. This material is held in place by a strong ligamentous material called the annulus fibrosis. As long as the integrity of the annulus is in order, no nuclear material can escape from the nucleus pulposus. However, since the posterior or outer third of the annulus is filled with nerve fiber of the sinu-vertebral nerve, when it comes into contact with nuclear material, a patient feels pain. An annular disc tear is when the substance of the annulus fibrosus "rips" or "tears," allowing the highly pressurized and nucleus pulposus to escape outward toward the outer third of the disc.

Each spinal disc is made of two parts:Nuclues pulposusAnnulus fibrosusThe nucleus pulposus is the central or inner part of the disc structure that is located between each of the spinal vertebrae. It is a soft and spongy gel-like material that is about 75% water.The annulus fibrosis is outer part of the disc structure. It is made of layers of tough collagen tissue surrounds the nucleus pulposus to protect it and keep it in place.

what is the function of the annulus, nucleus, neurovascular capsule, and cartilaginous endplate

An annulus is the ring like structure sometimes found on the stipe of a mushroom.

Stared with bulging is when you stare at someone with bulging eyes.

A right posterolateral annular tear with no protrusion in the L5 S1 with disk bulging occurs when the S1 nerve is impinged by the S1 and S2 vertebrae. This is an injury of the lumbar region of the spine, the most susceptible place on the spine to herniation due to the thin and poorly reinforced annulus fibrosis ligament.

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