This question was answered on Wed 22, Jul 2009 05:57am by Dr. Srivastava

What is annular fissure of the lower spine?

    
Asked by meand you (Female; 37; Great health, just the last months have had severe back pain ) on Sat 09, May 2009 10:51am

What is annular fissure of the lower spine? It is between L5 and S1. What are treatment options?

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr. Srivastava  on Wed 22, Jul 2009 05:57am:

Hi, when looking at the spine, you will note that between each vertebra is a block of tissue that resembles a hockey puck which is called annular fissure. This "tissue" is actually a shock absorber that cushions the stress on the spine with bending, twisting, lifting. Certain back pain conditions originate when this fissure tears and irritates spinal nerves.One or a combination of treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT), osteopathic manipulation, anti-inflammatory medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, chiropractic treatments, traction, or spinal injections often provide adequate relief of these troubling symptoms. Hope this helps.
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

Comments:

Comment by Nelson on Wed 05, Mar 2014 02:17pm:
whatever MD answered this must have gotten his degree online .... The "hockey puck" tissue is called the annulus. An annular fissure is a tear in that tissue.

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
Medicenes     rotator cuff     earlyperiodpill     costochondritis     once     why one of th testicle is more up     boil     0 14222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222     shighrapatan     aspiration pneumonia     whatisinfectionoffungal     doublesacraldimple     early     IHAVEAHARD     extreme pain numbness tingling pressure and burning in hands     infrared therapy     eyeinfection     bloodorbeetrootinstool     amoxillinwithperindopril     ejaculation     Search for answers     inniesvsouties     lukeria during preganacy     gout     what causes me to sneeze whevere I eat     Swine     soar tong     Complex ovarian cyst and there symptoms     Burning sensation in upper leg above knee     Upper thigh burning sensation     pain from upper mid sections of the ri     este3mal     Retinal damage eating chicory     isitsafetodonaturalremediesandcleansestocureyoursicknesses     symptoms for mumps     fingers going numb while sleeping     does infrared therapy work for joint and back pain     why one of th testicle is more up     myfeetturnpurplewheni     viralmarkers     frequenturination     paininknees     plz mu     pain full red line on vagina     sotto pelle     my eyes gone inside due to cervical pain tell treatment     CO2CT BLOOD TEST     all     gurgaon     inflammation of rib cage dur to coughing     40y     what is diamino     blader injury affect in the dui levels     survivalrateforpenectomy     knot where iv site was     Pregnancy     Search for answers     What is a distill fracture     head pain     Amazon     liverdisorders     childmighthaveswallowedanail     exhaustedbloodsugarwontcomedownpainallover     iv pulled my wick out of my finger     pictures of milk white spots in back of throat     Breast pain     what will be the first day of my period because it starts 22nd november after 2 am     can i take effexor with methadone     congestive heart failure     members     wasi     frequenturination     bridge of nose sore     strech20marks     nails are flat and growing down     Search for answers     vibrating thigh     pain in and below ribs and back     Excruciating pain     my eyes gone inside due to cervical pain tell treatment     Myrighteyelidisslightlyswollen andtendertothetouck MyeyeisnormalincolorandIhaven68874     mases onthe liver     handsfootandmounthdisease     Contraceptive injection and broken condom     vaginal     La20ck20of20urination     I have not had an erection for 2 days now     Clostridium20perfringens     weight gain     weight again     persistent postero basal forces     hemo     medicine for fungal infection     nuva ring     Search for answers     Pale gums     Search for answers     my eyes gone inside due to cervical pain tell treatment     dr sheetal kaul libido     my eyes gone inside due to cervical pain tell treatment     evening sneezing fits     diarrhea and burning sensation when peeing     oral masturbation     penis inflmation     fatigue     dr sheetal kaul bad breath     pathophysiology     memory     doestakingaaspirinhelppreventastroke     vaginal     cat scratch disease     amoxillinwithperindopril     benzodiazepinein3yearold     bacterial     mid     mywifehaslukoriashehasjointpainslostofillnesssheeatsnotwellandweak     bacteria vaginitis     Search for answers     back acne     b12 and neurobion     Search for answers     pulsingtemples     oral sex herpes     Mysisterishavingfoamyscantysalivaandunseeninternalshakinginherpalmandkneeonly     can i take effexor with methadone     kelebihan     why is the implantation of foreign material into a patients body a cause for concern for the surgical team     whatcouldbethecauseofmusclepainfromsideofbuttocksstraightdownlegtoankleandwhattypeofdoctorshouldisee     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats