So, your Physio has told you that it might be your “disc” that is causing your pain. With more medical knowledge accessible to all of us these days, as health professionals we often assume that you know what we are on about. Maybe you do! But just in case you don’t, here’s the low down […]
The spine is made up of individual bones (or vertebrae) that stack up on top of each other, and in between these vertebrae are the intervertebral discs. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine and are made up of a fibrous outer shell (annulus fibrosis) and a softer gel-like centre (nucleus pulposus).