Avascular Necrosis AVN of the Spine
A degenerative spine can refer to several conditions, most of which are associated with the gradual deterioration of the spinal anatomy that accompanies normal wear and tear over time. The vertebrae, spinal joints, intervertebral discs, ligaments, muscles, and other tissue that make up the spine are particularly vulnerable in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) regions. This is because the vertebrae within the neck and lower back are involved in a wide range of movement and because both vertebral regions support a great deal of weight – the head, in the case of the cervical spine; and the upper body, in the case of the lumbar spine.
AVN of the spine
Patients who suffer from spinal avascular necrosis have usually experienced a traumatic injury or spinal degeneration that has produced compression fractures of one or more vertebrae.
Avascular Necrosis AVN in the spine is considered very rare, but that doesn’t help when told to a sufferer.
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