What's happening to my jelly doughnut!?

Didn’t your mom ever tell you to not pick at that scab? We know, we know. It is so tempting and sometimes the urge is far too strong. However, the more you pick the scab, the longer it will take to heal. Same concept goes for spinal disc injuries. It will heal more efficiently and quickly if you resist the urge to keep "picking" at it. So what happens when a spinal disc injury occurs? A disc bulge or a full blown disc herniation is similar to squeezing a delicious jelly filled doughnut. If you squish the doughnut on one side, the jelly will squeeze out of the other side! There are intervertebral discs (jelly doughnuts) in between the vertebral bones in the spine. If the nucleus pulposus (jel

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