Intervertebral Discs?

Illustration of Intervertebral Discs?
Illustration: Intervertebral Discs?

Hi doctor I just had an X-ray and the results are called the cervical and lumbar intervertebral disc narrows. What is it, doctor? Thank you

1 Answer:

Good morning, thanks for asking at X-ray is a supporting examination that aims to see the bones and internal body parts. If done on the spine, the term intervertebral disc may appear.

Our back is composed of many vertebrae, each of which is filled with pads called intervertebral discs. These numerous and criss-crossed bones are important for us to be able to perform bending, bending, and tilting movements. If our spine is only one straight bone such as the bones of the hands and feet, our movement will be limited. Positionally, the spine is divided into 5, there are cervical, thoracal, lumbar, sacral and coccygeus areas. For simplicity, you can see the example image below.

When there is a narrowing of the spine, of course, this means that the spine between the vertebrae decreases and causes symptoms in the form of pain, balance disturbances, weakness, numbness, and cramps. The causes can be anything from injury, Paget's disease, tumors, birth defects and scoliosis.

In your case, you should discuss this again with the doctor who asked you to do an examination, because these results must still be combined with the results of a history and physical examination. Only then can you choose the right treatment for you, which can be in the form of painkillers, physiotherapy, injections, fitting a corset, to surgery.

Meanwhile, avoid lifting heavy weights, consume more mineral water, avoid sports that are too extreme, and get adequate rest and please take painkillers if you are in pain. But always remember to read the rules of use first.

So, hopefully it answers your question.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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