Three Factors Related To Disc Injury

Posted in Back Facts (spine) at 12:00 PM by Dr. Greathouse

MRI Lumbar Spine Above

  1. Full end-range flexion in younger spines (due to higher water content) (Adams, Hutton 1982, Adams, Hutton 1985; Adams, Muir 1976).
  2. Repetitive end-range flexion loading motion cycles (King, 1993; Gordon et al., 1991). Epidemiological association between disc herniation.
  3. Sedentary sitting occupations (Videman et al., 1990).

Notice it’s not actually an event, like a heavy lift. Most of the time it’s a weakening of tissue and the straw that finally breaks.

Disc herniations are treatable with conservative care. We can help in most cases!

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