The spinal cord is a fragile tubelike structure that begins at the end of the brainstem and continues till the bottom
of the spine. It consists of 26 bones called the vertebrae, which protect the spinal cord and the nerves. It provides
support for physical movements. The spinal cord is covered by three layers of tissue called the meninges. The vertebrae
are separated by cartilaginous discs which reduce the force generated by movements. The vertebrae and the disks of
cartilage elongate the spine and form the vertebral column also known as the spinal column.
The treatment for spinal disorders differ with each disorder. About 90% of the patients who present with no serious spinal ailments
can be treated with non-surgical adjuvant therapy. They can improve with conservative treatment.