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Below Lets understand the painful conditions of the spine
Since spinal discs have a very poor blood supply, they also depend upon the circulation of joint fluids to bring in nutrients and expel waste. If a spinal joint loses its normal motion and this pumping action is impaired, the health of the disc deteriorates. Like a wet sponge, a healthy disc is flexible. A dry sponge is hard, stiff, and can crack easily. This is how many disc problems begin. Because of the way each disc is attached to the vertebra above and below, a disc cannot “slip” as commonly thought. However, sedentary life style, chemical, physical or the emotional stress of everyday living, trauma or injury to the spine can cause discs to bulge, herniated, or worse. This can be quite painful, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots, often interfering with their functions.
The most common disc injury is a small crack or micro tear in the tough (outer fibers of the disc), outer cartilage material of the disc called annular fibers. This allows the fluid to start leaking out, and the disc begins to wear thin.
The soft jelly-like material from the nucleus in the middle of the disc ruptures through the tough, outer fibers and extends to the outer edge or beyond the normal limits of the disc.
A piece of disc material separates away and becomes a fragment or a free-floating piece.
The disc loses its fluid content and degenerates down to a rough, worn-down or worn-out appearance. This occurs as the bones begin to fuse to each other. While the inter-vertebral disc is a common culprit in spine-related health problems, its function is widely misunderstood. The disc is a small cartilage pad that is situated between spinal bones. The soft jelly-like center is contained by layers of fibrous tissues. Each disc serves as a connector, spacer, and shock absorber for the spine. When healthy, discs allow normal turning and bending. Discs can bulge, herniated or rupture, resulting in other problems. Diagnostic imaging can reveal degenerative changes to the disc and surrounding tissues.
A very common spine complaint is ‘Sciatica’. Sciatic nerves are the largest (and longest) nerves of the body, reaching about the size of your thumb in diameter, and running down the back of each leg. When these nerves are irritated or affected by the inflammation we refer to this as sciatica.
One of the most common causes of sciatic leg pain is Slipped Disc. It can be accompanied by the bulging or herniation of the soft pulpy discs which separate each spinal bone. This can irritate or put pressure on the sciatic nerve roots as they leave the spinal cord. The result can be an intense pain shooting down either one or both legs. Causes of the impairment may be accident, sedentary life style, chemical, physical or theemotional stress of everyday living. A full-blown sciatic flare-up can involve the entire sciatic nerve path resulting in symptoms of lower back pain, burning, cramping or numbness that radiates into the thighs, legs, ankles, feet and toes. Pain may also be limited to various points along the nerve, such as the buttocks, knee area and calf muscle.