The human body is one of the most perfectly engineered machines that exist. With each little cell playing its part harmoniously with the other parts of the body, we often do not realize how much is going on inside the human body. The literal backbone of this machine is our spine. A complex set of bones and nerve ending wired to not just help our body function but to also take some load off the brain.
Given our current lifestyles and the lack of care and sensitivity to our spine, the modern human populace suffers extensively from spine-related issues. A common issue is the lack of understanding as to how important this column of bones is. We at Apollo Spectra, endeavor to shine some light on something you should know:
- The adult spine consists of 26 bones and acts as a column of support for the entire body and bears the weight of the head, neck and trunk.
- It is the only structure protecting the spinal cord which is responsible for all transmissions and instructions to and from the brain.
- Despite its non-disposable function in the body, a lot can go wrong with it including, but not limited to, bending the wrong way, severance in an injury or compression of nerves due to a tumor or multiple sclerosis.
Before modern medicine and surgical techniques were born, spine surgery usually meant open surgery with a high risk element including excessive blood loss, very little margin for error and long hours of surgery. This has all drastically changes on account of endoscopic spine surgery.