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Endplate Injury

The endplate is the most vulnerable part of the disc. Only one millimeter wide—the tip of a sewing needle—the endplate is a sheet of cartilage and bone that covers the top and bottom of each disc. Unlike the rest of the disc, the endplate is rich in nerve endings.

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Sciatica is a spine condition characterized by nerve pain in the leg. The nerve roots, known as radicular nerves, make up the sciatic nerve and arise from the lumbar spine. Consequently, when there is damage to the nerve root, you may feel pain along the distribution of the sciatic nerve which runs, on either side of the body, from the back to the gluteal region and down the leg.  

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