# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Physical/Occupational Therapy II Task 1018606904

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the structure and function of an intervertebral disc.

Definition

Description should include annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the main function of the intervertebral disc?
  • What percentage of the total length of the vertebral column is comprised of intervertebral discs?
  • What portion/area of the intervertebral is most commonly involved in a herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP)?