Disc Disease, HNP,
Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the vertebrae that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine; however, it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back (lumbar region) and the lower part of the neck (cervical region).
The changes in the discs can result in back or neck pain and/or:
- Osteoarthritis : the breakdown of the tissue (cartilage) that protects and cushions joints.
- Herniated disc : an abnormal bulge or breaking open of a spinal disc.
- Spinal stenosis : the narrowing of the spinal canal , the open space in the spine that holds the spinal cord .
Z-CoiL Footwear benefit :
The shock-absorbing coil and thick forefoot cushioning in Z-CoiL Footwear reduce impact to the body by up to 50% compared to ordinary shoes. The built-in orthotic also encourages good posture, which alleviates further stress on your back, while rocker-bottom soles in the shoes help you maintain a smooth gait as you walk.