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Lesión de disco cervical - Medical Animation
 
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Lesión de disco cervical - Medical Animation
MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT:
Su columna vertebral está compuesta de huesos individuales llamados vértebras. Sus vértebras forman un túnel protector llamado canal medular, el cual rodea la médula espinal mientras recorre toda su columna vertebral. A cada lado de la médula espinal, los nervios espinales salen del canal medular a través de canales pequeños y óseos llamados forámenes neurales. Los nervios de la columna cervical viajan a través de su cuello, hombros y brazos. Entre su cráneo y su cavidad torácica hay siete vértebras que forman su columna cervical. Almohadillas flexibles, conocidas como discos intervertebrales, brindan amortiguación entre sus vértebras para el rango de movimientos que su cabeza y cuello realizan todos los días. La columna cervical soporta el peso de su cabeza, permite que su cabeza rote y se incline y lo ayuda a doblar su cuello. La presión en los discos cervicales aumenta cuando su cuello se dobla hacia adelante, hacia atrás y hacia los lados. Los discos intervertebrales consisten de un fuerte anillo exterior de tejido llamado anillo fibroso y de un centro suave y gelatinoso llamado el núcleo pulposo. Durante una lesión traumática, su columna puede forzarse hacia adelante o hiperflexionarse, causando que sus vértebras compriman el frente de uno o más de sus discos cervicales más allá de límites normales. La hiperflexión del cuello es una causa común de lesión cervical que ocurre en accidentes de vehículos motorizados y en algunos deportes. Como resultado, su núcleo pulposo gelatinoso es empujado hacia atrás hacia su anillo fibroso, reduciendo el grosor de su anillo y causando pequeñas fisuras. Luego de una lesión en los discos cervicales, su anillo fibroso comienza a debilitarse y a agrietarse y su núcleo pulposo se torna seco y rígido. Luego de un tiempo, estos cambios hacen que su disco sea susceptible a más lesiones. Conforme su disco intervertebral se deteriora, un anillo fibroso débil puede permitir que su núcleo pulposo se protruya cambiando la forma y flexibilidad normales del disco. Dependiendo de su ubicación, la protrusión puede empujar o pinzar uno de sus nervios espinales o su médula espinal, causando dolor e inflamación. La protrusión discal central se proyecta hacia atrás en su canal medular. La protrusión discal lateral se extiende en su foramen neural. Varias lesiones severas del disco cervical pueden desgarrar su anillo fibroso. La presión de su vértebra puede empujar su núcleo pulposo hacia afuera del anillo desgarrado, lo que causa la herniación discal. Un disco herniado puede pinzar sus nervios espinales o médula espinal, interrumpir las señales nerviosas normales y causar síntomas como dolor, entumecimiento o debilidad en uno o ambos brazos. El tratamiento para las lesiones del disco cervical puede incluir: descanso, medicamentos antiinflamatorios, relajantes musculares, hielo o calor aplicado al área lesionada, fisioterapia, inyecciones de esteroides y, en casos más severos, cirugía.

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