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Any way to increase thickness of intervertebral disc ?

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Dr. Ken Yonemura
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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