Reviewed and updated for accuracy on february 27 2020 by dr hanie elfenbein dvm phd intervertebral disc disease ivdd in dogs is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae bones of the spinal column either bulge or burst into the spinal cord space. Herniated disk also called a bulged slipped or ruptured disk spinal stenosis when the spaces around your spine narrow spondylolisthesis when vertebrae move in and out of place how common is intervertebral disk degeneration almost everyone has some disk degeneration after age 40 even if they dont develop symptoms it can lead to back . Intervertebral disks in between your vertebrae are flexible intervertebral disks they act as shock absorbers when you walk or run intervertebral disks are flat and round and about a half inch thick they are made up of two components annulus fibrosus this is the tough flexible outer ring of the disk nucleus pulposus this is the soft jelly like center of the disk herniated disk most . An interbody fusion is a type of spinal fusion that involves removing the intervertebral disk from the disk space in an interbody fusion the intervertebral disk is removed when the disk space has been cleared out your surgeon will implant a metal plastic or bone spacer between the two adjoining vertebrae
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