DR HQ: Anatomy 101—Herniated disc and back injuries

This week’s anatomy lesson focuses on something a lot of us have had—back pain. Kevin Youkilis is one player who has struggled with the malady this season. The most common type is back spasms; more serious is a pinched nerve and herniated disc. Let’s start off with a short look at the anatomy.

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