Annular Tear Prevention
There does not seem to be any means of prevention of annular tear. Most annular tears are of a degenerative origin and are not traumatic. The truth is most annular tears are not symptomatic and even the large tears may heal with resorption.
The best prevention is to simply maintain good spinal health. A few tips are to quit smoking, exercise regularly, lose weight, and maintain your flexibility with stretches.
Risk Factors of Annular Tear
Many wonder if annular tears are inherited or if a loved one may develop an annular tear. The primary risks factors known are ageing and body weight. As a person ages past thirty years the disc is prone to degeneration as the disc dehydrates and loses elasticity.