A disk herniation constraining device for implantation into a vertebral disk can include a support member for support of a herniated portion of a disk. The support member can be connected to an anchor. The constraining device can include the insertion of augmentation material within the disk. A defect in the annulus of a disk can be closed using a prosthesis such as a barrier.
The barrier can be placed between the annulus and the nucleus of the disk. The barrier can include a sealant and an enlarger. The barrier can be implanted into the disk using a delivery cannule, an advancer and at least one control filament to control the positioning of the barrier over the defect. A stiffening element can be included within the barrier to impart stiffness to the barrier.