Compression in Lumbar Vertebrae

Compression in Lumbar Vertebrae

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Caption: Colour enhanced x-ray of lumbar spine of male, age 36. Noticeable is compression of the vertebrae leading to disc herniation. The collagenous disks that are interposed between the vertebrae of the spine act as shock absorbers and most of the body load is transmitted through them. If a disk ruptures (prolapses), it may come to press on a nerve, causing localized pain. A common misconception is that disks can slip , when in fact they burst and their gelatinous content is forced through the tough outer sheath that would normally contain it. When the rupture occurs lower down the spine the pain seems to come from the back or legs. A prolapsed or slipped disk occurs when severe strain causes the pulpy nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disk to be.

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Keywords: bulging disc, calcification, calcified vertebrae, colorized, compression, disc herniation, enhanced, herniated disc, inflammation, lumbar spine, lumbar vertebra, medical, pathology, prolapsed disk, radiography, rupture, slipped disk, spinal column, spinal compression, spine, spondyloarthritis, spondylopathy, syndesmophyte, vertebra, x ray, x-ray, xray

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