Table Of Contents
- What Causes Spinal Disc to get Damage?
- What are the Characteristics of the Spinal Disc Structures?
- What Causes Spinal Disc Damaged?
- What are Preoteogylcans, and how can they help with Damaged Spinal discs?
- What is the earliest stage at which a spinal disc gets damaged?
- What is the best treatment for damaged or degenerated spinal disc in Malaysia?
What Causes Spinal Disc to get Damage?
Spinal discs are made up of two structures; an inner part and the outer part. The inner part (nucleus pulposus) is considered the heart of the spinal disc. The nucleus pulposus is water, collagens, and proteoglycans. As such, it is a jell-like in structure. It is the main structure that provides mobility and weight-bearing. Another critical function of the nucleus pulposus is to synthesize vital compounds needed for the spinal’s daily repairs. The current fibers or part is called the annulus fibrosus. The annulus fibrosis is made of cartilage, which is firmer in structures compared to the nucleus pulposus.
Spinal discs provide three vital functions:
- Attaches the bones of the spine (vertebrae)
- Provides weight-bearing
- Allows mobility
Spinal discs are essential to functional spine segments or units. Functional spinal units contribute to the movements and provide stability and weight-bearing. A functional spinal unit consists of two adjacent spinal vertebrae and the intervertebral disc (spinal disc). Functional units or segments are further supported with surrounding soft tissues (e.g., ligaments) that connect them.
What are the Characteristics of the Spinal Disc Structures?
As the nucleus pulposus is mainly made up of water, it can distribute forces evenly in all dimensions when the weight is placed on it. The annulus fibrosus contains layers of lamellae and collagen fibers. This multi-layered annulus fibrosus aligned in various angles provide tensile strength and flexibility to the spinal columns. The cartilaginous endplates of the adjacent vertebrae are rich in microscopic blood vessels that supply nutrients to the spinal discs.
What Causes Spinal Disc Damaged?
Spinal disc damage occurs when the nucleus pulposus cannot synthesize the needed compounds for daily repairs and maintenance of the spinal discs. Your spinal discs need specialized compounds to maintain health. These are the proteoglycans. Proteoglycans are the chondroitin and glucosamine products that all joints, ligaments, and soft tissues need for repair and maintenance. These are abundant compounds that the body makes daily. They can also be supplemented. Proteoglycans are readily available in the blood. However, these are rather large compounds, and their size makes it difficult to penetrate the disc. Therefore, the spinal discs have to make enough proteoglycans to maintain proper function and health.
What are Preoteogylcans, and how can they help with Damaged Spinal discs?
To make sufficient quantities of proteoglycans, the disc needs an ample flow of nutrients. However, poor sitting postures, prolonged sitting, excessive bending or twisting at the waist increased the pressure inside the disc. With increased disc pressure, the flow of nutrients is decreased. The nutrient flow decreases, so do the spinal discs’ ability to make the essential proteoglycans. As cush, the spinal disc starts to degenerate. A degenerated disc is a damaged disc.
A damaged disc is the primary reason why you have a slip-disc. Slip-discs are common, and they are the leading cause of:
- Neck pain
- Upper and mid back pain
- Low back pain
- Pain, numbness, and tingling in the arms or legs
- Weakness or paralysis
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What is the earliest stage at which a spinal disc gets damaged?
Spinal disc damage as such Degenerative changes in the intervertebral disc is shown to occur in the early decades of life. As the disc degenerates, there can be significant variations in the structures of the intervertebral disc, associated ligamentous Damage, and structural alterations in the spinal columns. These degenerative changes can lead to severe neck or back pain with or without radiculopathies such as numbness, tingling sensation, and weakness. If degenerative disc disease is not adequately cared for, it will lead to slipped disc.
What is the best treatment for damaged or degenerated spinal disc in Malaysia?
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