LOW BACK PAIN SYNDROME RENE CAILlIET, M. D. Latest Edition Ebook PDF download
LOW BACK PAIN SYNDROME RENE CAILlIET, M. D. Latest Edition Ebook PDF download The vertebral column is an aggregate of articulated, superimposed
segments, each of which is a functional unit. The function of the vertebral column is to support a two-legged animal, man, in an upright position, mechanically balanced to conform to the stress of gravity, permitting locomotion and assisting in purposeful movements. The functional unit is structurally and functionally capable of permitting all these functions through the decades of man’s existence. Natural attritional changes of aging, recovery from repeated minor trauma and stresses, impairment from disease or major trauma, and dysfunction from misuse and abuse-all may lead to disability and pain. Its resiliency is a tribute to its structural perfection.
The functional unit is composed of two segments: the anterior segment containing two adjacent vertebral bodies, one superincumbent upon the other, separated by an intervertebral disc, and a posterior neural segment. The anterior segment is essentially a supporting, weight-bearing, shock-absorbing, flexible structure.
The posterior segment is a non-weight-bearing structure that contains and protects the neural structures of the central nervous system as well as paired
joints that function to direct the movement of the unit.