Blood Flow In/Out Supplies:

  • —Oxygen
  • —Energy – Glycol
  • —Nutrients
  • —Removal of waste – Lactic acid

Process:

  • Aorta to segmental arteries
  • Segmental arteries to Interosseous arteries
  • Interosseous arteries to capillaries
  • —Capillaries to vertebral endplate

Impact of reduced blood flow:

  • —Lumbar ischemia
  • Disc wears down
  • Leads to tissue damage and inflammation
  • —Painful and debilitating muscle spasms