This blog post introduces and explains how the manual therapist can perform assessment and treatment for specific musculoskeletal conditions of the neck.
Pathologic Disc Conditions of the Neck
The danger with a disc bulge or herniation is that the disc can compress the spinal nerve within the intervertebral foramen, causing a pinched nerve.
What are the causes of a pathologic intervertebral disc?
One cause of a pathologic disc (e.g., bulge, herniation) is excessive flexion postures, which drive the nucleus posteriorly against the taut annular fibers.
What is a pathologic intervertebral disc?
This article addresses the causes of the three different types of pathologic disc conditions: degenerated disc, bulging disc, and herniated disc.