What are Spinal Discs?
The main function of the spinal disc is that they separate the spine from the bony vertebrae. They serve as little shock absorber for the spine.
Over time, the disc degenerate, and this makes the spine less flexible, which means bending and twisting of the back becomes a serious task for patients. Just as assumed, this action will be a painful thing accompanied by other series of symptoms.
In the process of wearing down of the spinal discs, some other challenges may arise, such as herniated discs, osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis.
Our providers use several terms interchangeably to describe spinal disc problems and associated pain. Terms include:
In the process of using this terms interchangeably, patients are often left confused. Nevertheless, the important thing that patients needs to understand is the exactness of the condition diagnosed. The real cause of the back pain and other problems will be revealed through the help of the diagnosis.