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๐’๐ฅ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ: ๐–๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐€๐ญ?

Watch the short clip below for the 4 different stages of Disc Degeneration.

๐’๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐Ÿ: ๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

Trauma, years of physical labor, acute or chronic stress are among the few factors that cause the annulus fibrosus (outer disc layer) to weaken, but the nucleus remains contained within the disc structure.

๐’๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐Ÿ: ๐’๐ฅ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ ๐จ๐ซ ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ.

Continuous loading and strain on this part of the body causes the nucleus to push the annulus fibrosus further out into a bulge. The inner nucleus has still not broken through the fibrosus wall, but the bulge itself may compress and irritates nearby nerve roots, results in discomfort or pain. Herniation occurs at this stage, but the annulus fibrosus remains intact.

๐’๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐Ÿ‘: ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ ๐„๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

Nucleus pulposus eventually breaks through the annulus fibrosis. Disc protrusion occurs at this stage, further compresses on the nerve root, however the nucleus remains within the disc.

๐’๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐Ÿ’: ๐’๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ ๐จ๐ซ ๐“๐จ๐ซ๐ง ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ.

The nucleus pulposus breaks through the annulus fibrosus and a portion of the nucleus pulposus lies outside of the disc in the spinal canal (protrudes into the spinal canal).

Pain resulting from herniated discs may be combined with neurological deficits. These deficits may include tingling, numbness, weakness or reflex loss at arms, back or legs. These painful feelings are caused by nerve compression created by pressure from interior disc.