Flexion Stressing Posterior Annulus | Diagram of the Spine | Back Pain | Colorado Spine Doctor
This diagram depicts the flexion moment arm and the stress on the posterior annular fibers. The annulus is the strong "tire-like" wrapping that makes up the outside portion of the intervertebral disc. Its job is to protect the soft gel material that is located in the center of the disc. This soft center, called the soft center is called nucleus pulposus, provides flexion, shock absorption and nerve protection for the spine.
Dr. Donald Corenman, Vail, CO Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, has written countless articles and documents on spine and back pain. He is also the author of books relating to the spine and back.
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