Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM01274
- Bone spurs on spine
- Herniated disk
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Bulging and herniated disks
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The rubbery disks that lie between the vertebrae in your spine consist of a soft center (nucleus) surrounded by a tougher exterior (annulus). A herniated disk occurs when a portion of the nucleus pushes through a crack in the annulus. Symptoms may occur if the herniation compresses a nerve.