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What You Should Know About the Intervertebral Disc

Intervertebral Disc

The intervertebral disc (IVD) is not a term that most people are familiar with. Nevertheless, it is an integral part of your spine. Intervertebral disc diseases can lead to intense pain, making a person feel immobilized. If you are interested in your health, it is important to know about IVD’s and how it impacts you.

The Intervertebral Disc According to a Chiropractor

The intervertebral discs are extremely important to your spinal health. IVD is the principal joint between two vertebrae columns. They provide cushioning and absorb pressure in the spine. This cushioning prevents painful friction between vertebrae. The IVD are important for the normal functioning of the spine.

For a number of reasons, a person may experience an intervertebral disc disease. The most common IVD disease is a degenerated disc. A degenerated disc is prone to out-pouching (herniation). When this occurs, the protruding disc presses against the spinal cord. A herniated disc often causes pain or numbness in the lower back, glutes, and legs. A herniated disc can greatly decrease your quality of life. IVD diseases can result in impaired movement, pain, and nerve damage. Most people are expected to experienced IVD diseases as they age however, the severity fluctuates greatly.

The root of many health conditions originates in your spine. It is important to remain active to keep a strong core which protects your back. If you are struggling from back pain, contact Doctor Sawyer Chiropractic in Santa Cruz, California. Doctor Sawyer Chiropractic is an experienced chiropractor who can improve your spinal health.

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