By Laurie Miller
Member of Dodgerslist and Surgical Veterinarian Technician – Houston
Article Originally Published in Dodgers’ Digest
The Intervertebral discs link the vertebral bodies (or vertebrae) of the spine. Their main function is to stabilize the vertebral bodies, but they also act as shock absorbers when force is applied to the spinal column.
There are two main structures that make up the Intervertebral Disc:
1) The outer Annulus Fibrosus
2) The inner Nucleus Pulposus