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‘Spinal Discs’

Keeping Your Spinal Discs Healthy

Bottom Line:
No one has time for back pain!

Proactively doing things today to help your spinal discs stay healthy in the future is a smart idea.

Every day, your spinal discs absorb stress related to gravity, your posture, and your movement patterns. Over time, this stress can cause wear and tear to your discs that can become painful.

The good news? There are a few key ways you can keep your discs healthy… starting today!

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How to Strengthen Your Spinal Discs

Bottom Line:
No one wants to deal with back pain. Whether you’re living with pain today or looking to reduce your risk of injury in the future, you may be curious about how you can strengthen your spine.

When it comes to strengthening spinal discs, it’s wise to start with the body’s core — the set of muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support your spinal column and help your spinal discs move.

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Types of Spinal Disc Problems

Bottom Line:
If you’ve ever had a spinal disc problem, you know how painful it can be.

Every movement seems to hurt, and it can feel like you’ll never be back to your old self.

That pain is the body’s way of signaling you to “Pay Attention Inside Now” — it’s a warning sign from your body. It’s your body’s way of letting you know it’s been pushed past its limits.

However, with the proper care and a little time, you can get your life back.

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What are Spinal Discs Made Of?

Bottom Line:
We all know spinal discs are important — but to understand why, the real question is… what are they made of?

Simply put, your spinal discs are the little cushions that sit between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine.

Each disc is made up of a tough, fibrous outer layer (annulus fibrosis) and a jelly-like inner layer (nucleus pulposus). The tough outer layer contains and protects the softer inside layer.

These small discs have a big job.

They enable your spine to move in all directions.

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