The Human Spine Disorders
Human Spine 101
Anatomy And Types of Degenerative Spine Disease
The Human Spine
There are 23 discs in the spine which are located in
between 24 cervical, thoracic, and lumbar
There are 6 cervical discs in the neck (also called
the cervical spine) which are located in between 7 cervical
vertebrae(C1-C7) directly below the skull.
There are 5 lumbar discs in the lower back (also called
the lumbar spine) which are located in between 5 lumbar vertebrae.
The Anatomy of the Spine
Degenerative Disc Diseases
Degenerative disc and bone diseases or trauma related injuries can apply pressure on the spinal cord (Spinal Compression) and nerve roots (Pinched Nerves), located in a tubular channel (Spinal Canal) that runs up the spine. If in the neck (cervical spine), this causes numbness, weakness, or pain in the neck,shoulders, and/or arms. If in the lower back (lumbar spine), this causes numbness, weakness, or pain in the lower back, buttocks, and/or legs.
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