Intervertebral Disc

Definition of Intervertebral Disc:

The discs in the spine are layers of cartilage that separate adjacent vertebrae.  They act as shock absorbers or 'cushions' and consist of a thick outer layer (annulus) and soft gel-like center (nucleus pulposus).

Also: Annulus, Annulus Fibrosus, Anulus, Anulus Fibrosus, Intervertebral Discs, Intervertebral Fibrocartilage, Nucleus Pulposus, Spinal Disc, Spinal Discs, Vertebral Disc, Vertebral Discs

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Aneurysm / Rupture

...relationship to Copper Deficiency
“...Elastin is the main material of several important organs, which include blood vessels, spinal discs, lungs and skin...”

Bulging Disc

...related topic
“...Unlike a herniated disc, the inside of the disc (nucleus) remains contained inside the outer layer (annulus)...”
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Bulging Disc In Lower Back

...the condition
“...The intervertebral discs in the lower back play a vital role as cushioning shock absorbers, supporting the upper body and allowing a wide range of movement...”

Bulging Disc In Neck

...the condition
“...A bulging disc is one of the most common spinal injuries and occurs when a weakened or deteriorating intervertebral disc bulges out of its normal position...”

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

...the condition
“...The affected intervertebral discs shrink in height (collapse) as their annulus (outer shell) weakens and the nucleus (center) gradually loses water; these discs then bulge out into the surrounding spinal canal and...”

Herniated Disc

...related topic
“A herniated disc occurs when the outer shell (annulus) of a vertebral disc is torn, and some of the inside (nucleus) herniates (leaks out)...”

Herniated Disc In Lower Back

...the condition
“...Disc bulging or herniation can occur for no obvious reason, or for reasons such as ... Spinal discs dry out (lose water content) and become harder as we age; their tough outer walls can weaken and tear, leaving them unable to contain the gel-like nucleus inside...”

Herniated Disc In Neck

...the condition
“...The intervertebral discs between each of the spine's vertebrae act as the spine's shock absorbers...”
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Hot Applications (Thermotherapy)

...as a treatment
“...A frequently painful condition in which the cartilage (the tough, elastic, fibrous connective tissue) of an intervertebral disc (discs that serve as cushions between the vertebrae) bulges through its protective covering and presses on a nerve...”

Neck Arthritis

...the condition
“...In between each vertebra is an intervertebral disc, a band of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the vertebrae...”

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy

...as a treatment
“...arteriopathy, venous insufficiency, cancer, acute and chronic viral diseases, ulcers, infected wounds, gangrenes, burns, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and spinal disc problems...”

Sciatica

...the condition
“...Common causes include ... Slipped disc (spinal disc herniation)...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...Conditions affecting the brain, including Cardiovascular Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Tumor, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Parkinson's Disease; Conditions affecting the spinal cord, including Intervertebral Disc Disease, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Hematoma or Abscess, Spinal Cord Trauma, Spinal Stenosis, Spinovascular Disease, Transverse Myelitis, Spinal Tumors, Cauda...”

Vertebra

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“...The vertebrae are separated by intervertebral discs...”
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