The function of the nucleus pulposus (the
remnant of the notochord from the embryo) is to
distribute hydraulic pressure within each spinal
disc under compression - that might sound
confusing but really what it means is that the
nucleus pulposus helps provide cushioning and
lubrication between the bones in the spine.
Think about every time you jump off of something
on to the ground. That creates a lot of
compression on your spinal column and the
nucleus pulposus help to redistribute this
pressure throughout the disc to prevent
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