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Intervertebral Disc (Overview)

Our vertebral column is comprised of vertebrae which are separated by discs which provide a cushioning effect. The disc contains a gelatinous substance surrounded by a fibrous net to contain. Over time, may rupture, dry out, or deteriorate, but may last a lifetime.


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What is intervertebral disc syndrome?

What is intervertebral disc syndrome?

IDS: As you age the vertebral discs shrink a bit. The center is a jelly like material and its surrounded by a tough 'sack' of tissue. The jelly center can rupture , sometimes with trauma, and the contents can press on nerve roots. O, the shrinking alone can cause pressure on nerve roots. An MRI can generally tell you whats going on. Sounds like you could have all the above. ...Read more

Intervertebral Disc (Overview)

Our vertebral column is comprised of vertebrae which are separated by discs which provide a cushioning effect. The disc contains a gelatinous substance surrounded by a fibrous net to contain. Over time, may rupture, dry out, or deteriorate, but may last a lifetime.


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Managing Sciatica (Tip)

Managing Sciatica

Stretching the piriformis muscle can relieve the pain when not caused by disc herniation. ...See more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
Daily
Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
Daily
Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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Any way to increase thickness of intervertebral disc ?

Any way to increase thickness of intervertebral disc ?

Disc Height: The spinal discs are avascular, meaning they lack direct blood supply. Nutrition of the discs occurs with passive flow of fluids from the bones into the disc across the cartilage endplates during times of rest, as during recumbancy. The discs therefore increase in height every night and slowly lose height during the day with upright activity. No options to augment this process currently exist. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the parts of an intervertebral disc?

Intervertebral disc: The disc is composed of a central nuclear material composed of proteoglycans and surrounded by layered connective tissue arranged in alternating bias plys known as the anulus fibrosis. The last component are the cartilagenous endplates that are attached to the boney vertebral bodies that are located above and below each disc. ...Read more

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Managing Spinal Stenosis (Checklist)

Use NSAIDs for relief
Daily
Get an Xray/MRI if not better in 6 weeks
Once
See a spine specialist if not better in 6 weeks
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What is the definition or description of: intervertebral disc?

Cushion: Our vertebral column is comprised of vertebrae which are separated by discs which provide a cushioning effect. The disc contains a gelatinous substance surrounded by a fibrous net to contain. Over time, may rupture, dry out, or deteriorate, but may last a lifetime. ...Read more

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Can i expect a partially black(30%black 70% white) intervertebral disc to resorb? What about a 50%black 50% white?

Can i expect a partially black(30%black 70% white) intervertebral disc to resorb? What about a 50%black 50% white?

Simply ridiculous : A black disc is nothing but some arthritis (wear and tear) within the disc. There is no studies to suggest a numerical division of which disc are going to re-absorb with time/therapy. As a conservative surgeon, i suggest you try weight loss, core strengthening, physical therapy, and stretching well before any surgery (i.e., at least 6 months before trying surgery). Ask your md for more details. ...Read more

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Lv3-lv4 and lv4-lv5 intervertebral disc levels causing narrowing of both lateral recesses along with compression of exiting of nerve roots.

Lv3-lv4 and lv4-lv5 intervertebral disc levels causing narrowing of both lateral recesses along with compression of exiting of nerve roots.

See spine specialist: I would get an evaluation from a spine surgeon, either orthopaedic or neurosurgeon. They can evaluate you properly and treat you with either therapy, epidural injections or other surgical procedures. Treatment of a back problem before it gets too bad is a prudent idea. ...Read more

Spinal Disc (Definition)

Spinal discs are located between the vertebrae (blocks of bone) of the spine (expect the upper 2). They act like shock absorbers and are also important in allowing our spines to be flexible. They have a tough outer rim made of strong fibers and a fleshier shock-absorbing tissue in the center. These "shocks" can wear out with routine life activities, age and injuries. They can ...Read more