Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Annulus Fibrosus

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_232

Definition

Annulus Fibrosus is an outer anatomical structure of the intervertebral disc composed of fibrocartilage and fibrous tissue, delimiting the nucleus pulposus. The annulus fibrosus has a nociceptive innervation.

 Lumbar Traction

 Whiplash

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