Intervertebral Disk: Function & Degeneration

All disks of the spine degenerate at some point, but not all degenerative disks cause pain, affirms Dr. Georgiy Brosuvanik, Spine Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida.

When disks degenerate, they become shorter and wider, he affirms.

The functions of vertebral disks are: shock absorption, hold vertebrae together and allow for mobility in the spine, he explains

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