Joint Degeneration & Regeneration
Joint Degeneration And Regeneration Summarised Overview:
When it comes to health, pain management, injury management and longevity. Nothing is more important than maintaining a healthy lifestyle including adequate cardiovascular Training, physical training and body Posture composition exercises. Whilst never missing the intrinsic joint stabilisers of every joint in the body. Primarily the spinal column, shoulders, elbows and wrists. Body composition is also fundamental to optimal health, disease prevention and a happy life knowing you are looking after your body. So your body can do its job and look after you. When it comes to joint degeneration in the spinal column, particularly vertebral and facet degeneration. The spinal extensors and postural stabilisers are key to maintaining healthy posterior and anterior curvatures consisting of a cervical lordosis in the neck, a thoracic kyphosis throughout the upper back and a lumbar lordosis in the lower back. Also a sacral kyphosis and slight lordosis in the coccyx, although bothe the sacrum and coccyx are fused bones so they are irrelevant to this article regarding joint regeneration and degeneration. The vertebrae that make up the spinal column are a chain of 5 lumbar vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae and 7 cervical vertebrae. Each of these bones are held together by ligaments and protected and lubricated by cartilage. Just Like Every Type Of Joint In The Body. – There is cartilage preventing the bones of the facet joints and vertebral joints rubbing together, which would damage the bones and cause bone spur or osteophyte growth. Inhibiting movement and causing minor to severe pain or even loss of movement and sensation due to spinal stenosis as an adverse affect or symptom of nerve passage strickening and ultimately nerve damage from overgrowth of bone. Known as osteophytes or bone spurs, which as stated can cause conditions or diseases such as spinal stenosis if bone Spurs or overgrowth of bone occurs in the spinal column. This happens with the vertebral column when a person has had poor posture with severe posterior/anterior postural deficits and an unhealthy diet. Probably combined with a lack of exercise and healthy movement. Leading to a compromised bio mechanical system with how the spinal column functions. Causing joint dysfunction, which puts intolerable and unnatural pressure on the vertebral disc and facet cartilage. Leading to asymmetric compression of the disc and compromised movement. Reducing or completely disrupting joint fluidity, preventing nutrient absorption due to lack of healthy movement and asymmetric pressure on the disc or Joint Cartilage causing deterioration and cartilage breakdown Over Time. Ultimately resulting in the neighbouring vertebrae or bone to collide and rub together. Which as stated, causes micro fractures and overgrowth of bone known as osteophytes or bone spurs. Joint degeneration is preventable, but majority of people do not act on preventable diseases or health conditions until it is too late.