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Annular Disc Tear

Don't let a small tear become a big one

Even the smallest tear can cause serious issues in the future.

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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.

We have answers and options to relieve pain from Herniated Discs, Disc Bulges, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Pinched Nerve, Annular Disc Tear, Degenerative Disc disease, Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis, Radiculopathy, Bone Spurs/Osteophytes and Facet Joint Syndrome.

Free Pain Screening Quiz

Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Arizona Pain Treatment Centers 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.

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Where is your pain?(Required)

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

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

Symptoms include numbness, tingling and/or pain radiating outward from the injured area. One of the most common examples of a single compressed nerve is the feeling of having a foot or hand “fall asleep”. Pinched nerves can sometimes lead to other conditions, such as peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. The extent of such injuries may vary from minor, temporary damage to a more permanent condition. Early diagnosis is important to prevent further damage or complications. Early diagnosis is important to prevent further damage or complications.

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