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.