Intervertebral disk – a structure that separates the vertebrae. It serves to absorb the movements of the vertebrae. Intervertebral disc consists of the so-called pulpal core special jelly mass and envelops the fibrous ring, which consists of fibers. Fibrous ring partially fixed to the adjacent vertebral bodies, and partially – to the adjacent intervertebral ligaments. Some parts of the ring are “free” and there may be some stretching of it. Excess load on the fibrous ring leads to the fact that the nucleus breaks pulpal core break fibrous ring at a greater or lesser extent. This leads to the formation of disk herniation .
Dr. Honig is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery/Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is also a Staff Urologist at Yale New Haven Hospital and the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, CT. He is the past President of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR). He actively participates in clinical and basic science research and lectures nationally and internationally on male reproduction, vasectomy, erectile dysfunction, testis cancer, peyronie's disease, anabolic steroid use, hypogonadism and transsexual surgery.