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Annular Disc Tear

Annular disc tears are spinal conditions in which a disc cushioning the bones of the spine, or vertebrae, tears suddenly or over time. As the outer portion of the disc is torn, the inner, soft portion protrudes, often causing pain.

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What is an annular disc tear?

An annular tear is the tearing of the exterior of an intervertebral disc. These discs support the bone structure of the spine, but can tear when a disc is subjected to excess stress. As a person ages and their back and neck are subjected to more wear and tear over time, annular tears are more likely to occur. Different types of tears, with different levels of pain, can also be caused by traumatic injury to the intervertebral disc.

Symptoms associated with an annular disc tear

Lumbar (low back)

  • Pain in the lower back
  • Pain traveling from lower back and runs down the leg(s)
  • Tingling and numbness in the leg(s), feet, and/or toes
  • Muscular weakness

Cervical (neck)

  • Pain in the neck and shoulders
  • Pain traveling from neck and through the shoulder and into the arms
  • Tingling and numbness in the arm(s), hands, and/or fingers
  • Muscular weakness

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Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Modern Spine Medicine will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.

Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

About Modern Spine Medicine

As a multi-disciplinary team, we understand that pain can change and destroy a person’s life. It is discouraging to watch our patients, friends and family suffer in pain. We know we can make a difference and help provide the best education and options available. We offer Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, namely Endoscopic Microdiscectomy and Endoscopic Rhizotomy procedures. Our non-surgical treatments offered are therapeutic and diagnostic injection medicine therapy. These include epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, nerve blocks and ablations, joint injections, and trigger point injections. We also offer many other procedures for pain relief. Stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine are great option for healing and have become very popular with patients over the past few years. We offer many options as well for stem cell therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and our Specialists can discuss all treatments.

We are passionate about giving life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg, hip and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines. We treat pain from Car Accident or Wreck Injuries, Sport Injuries, Workman’s Comp and daily wear and tear.

We are excited to be known by our patients and referring Primary Care Physicians as Top Doctors and Top Pain Specialists in Phoenix. We are also proud to have great relationships with other pain centers like Arizona Pain Specialists, The Pain Centers of Arizona, Arizona Pain Centers, Advanced Pain Management, Sonoran Spine, Barrow Neurosurgical Institute and many neurospine surgeons and orthospine surgeons.

Modern Spine Medicine at Arizona Pain Treatment Centers has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tuscon, and even Globe.

We are commitment to making a difference and being the difference in all of our patient’s lives and their family and friends lives. Thank you!

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