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Disc Herniation Stages of Disc Herniation 1 Disc Degeneration Chemical changes associated with aging causes discs to weaken, but without a herniation. 2 Prolapse The form or position of the disc changes with some slight impingement into the spinal canal. Also called a bulge or protrusion. 3 Extrusion The gel-like nucleus pulposus breaks through the tire-like wall (annulus fibrosus) but remains within the disc. 4 Sequestration or Sequestered Disc The nucleus pulposus breaks through the annulus fibrosus and lies outside the disc in the spinal canal.
chondroitin is thought to promote an increase in the making of the building blocks of cartilage (collagen and proteoglycans) as well as having an anti-inflammatory effect. Glucosamine may also stimulate production of the building blocks of cartilage as well as being an anti-inflammation agent.
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Clinically proven to stimulate specialized cells called chondrocytes. Chondrocytes control the rate of cartilage regeneration in joints and detect changes in the composition of the cartilage. They respond to these changes by growing more cartilage.
Studies have shown that CH-Alpha increases the concentration of collagen and proteoglycans through this stimulatory effect on chondrocytes.
Surgery In some cases surgery is necessary, more often it is not necessary. Another 6-8 weeks of physiotherapy, at 3 to 5 times per week. Lower rate of success, dependent - Pain - Increased danger from anesthetic - Increased danger from possible infections - Possible post operation complications (eg pneumonia, DVT, delayed union/nonunion, spinal cord injury) - Noticeable scars Prolonged recovery time, generally 6 to 8 weeks
Prevention of Neck & Back Pain PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE!
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