Annular Tears

Annular Tear - Charleston, sc

Symptoms

Annular tears can cause symptoms that come on suddenly or develop over time. They include weakness in the arms or legs, numbness, tingling, and pain in the neck or back. When you come in to the Non-surgical Spine Center for your evaluation, you will undergo imaging and testing to determine the exact cause of your pain.

Causes

There are three types of annular tears– radial, peripheral, and concentric. Radial tears begin at the center of the disc and extend through the outer layer. This may cause a hernia. Radial tears are usually caused by aging, and may cause disc herniation. Peripheral tears, damage to the outer layers of the disc, are caused by traumatic injury or bone spurs. They can lead to degeneration of the disc. Concentric tears are also caused by injury and are marked by damage between the outer layers of the disc.

Treatment 

Dr. Alexander established the Non-Surgical Spine Center with the mission of providing patients and clinicians a non-surgical alternative in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain. Utilizing the most current and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, our group offers patients a multitude of options for improving daily function and quality of life while significantly decreasing levels of pain. If you have back pain, feel free to contact our office at 843-856-9669 or at our contact page.

Non-Surgical Spine Center

Dr. Alexander established the Non-Surgical Spine Center with the mission of providing patients and clinicians a non-surgical alternative in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain. Utilizing the most current and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, our group offers patients a multitude of options for improving daily function and quality of life while significantly decreasing levels of pain. If you are suffering from annular tears, feel free to contact our office at 843-856-9669 or at our contact page.

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