Annular tears occur when the outer wall of a disc develops a fissure that may or may not be large enough to release inner disc fluid into the spinal canal. If the gel-like center of the disc does extrude, it can compress nearby spinal nerves and cause symptoms of pain, tingling, numbness and weakness. The symptoms can stay localized, but it is more likely that they will occur throughout the extremities that are affected by the compressed nerve. To learn about the paths available on your road to recovery, read the information provided in the following article.
How to get started on your journey to wellness
At USA Spine Care, we believe that the first step toward meaningful pain relief is educating our patients about their spine conditions. That’s why we have compiled a list of articles that provide in-depth explanations about the causes, symptoms and treatments of annular tears and disc herniation. You can also learn more about our minimally invasive procedures that offer our patients a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery.^
Please feel free to browse all of our informational articles about annular tears, including:
Surgical options for relieving an annular tear
If you have an annular tear and would like more information about the condition and your options for minimally invasive treatments, contact USA Spine Care today. Since 2005, USA Spine Care has helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from their chronic neck or back pain, setting us apart as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery.
Through a free MRI review,* our dedicated team can determine if you are a potential candidate for our outpatient annular tear surgery.