Let’s talk about your discs! Most people have some awareness of how their spines are constructed—there’s a series of stacked bones and in between each bone is a cushiony disc. The more you understand how these discs are constructed, the more you’ll know how to take care of them. In this video, you’ll learn how to keep the bones and discs healthy so you can stay mobile and pain-free.
What Are Your Discs, Really?
In this video, I go over a diagram and explain each part of your discs. The visuals will help you understand better but I’ll give you a bit of information here.
These cushiony discs have to be able to accept compression as you move, bend or jump. They also have to be tough and form a bond with the bone on either side. These multiple functions come from multiple parts of the discs. Here are some additional details:
- The disc is mostly composed of a ligament made of collagen constructed in a criss-cross pattern similar to gauze to create strength.
- The center is a red, watery, jelly-like area that can be compressed.
- On the top and bottom, you have the connective plates that anchor the disc itself to the bone.
Protecting Your Discs
If you know the vitamins, minerals, and other substances that make up these different parts of your discs, you can take action to keep them healthy and strong. And that’s what you need to stay flexible, mobile, and pain-free into your advanced years! I talk about this in the video above.
I hope you’ll watch this and future videos on this and other subjects. And remember, if you feel any pinching in your back, come see me right away so we can get everything aligned. Give us a call at (314) 648-2276 today.