Thursday, March 19, 2015
One of the most amazing structures in the human body among so many others is the Spinal Disk. The vertebral disk in the spine is a unique and interesting structure. By far the most important purpose of the disk is to act as shock absorbers between the adjacent vertebrae. They also act as ligaments to hold the vertebrae of the spine together while acting as joints to allow for slight mobility of the spine.
Their is a total of 23 disks- from the time we start walking they become overworked and underpaid.
Think about it: the pounding, the stresses, the repetitive forces of daily life that act upon these disks is incredible to think of. Because of the daily abuse our disks overtime get dehydrated and thinner which can cause problems with a decent % of human beings.
So what can we do to help these amazing structures? The best thing to do is keep mobile, keep exercising, get adjusted, be conscious of posture, watch your ergonomics at work, drink enough water daily to hydrate the disks, etc.
Please keep this in mind- our disks are important to our health.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the office.
Yours in good health,
Dr. Ray and Staff