For centuries now humans have had to battle with spinal disk problems, the term ‘disc’ is short for ‘intervertebral disc’. These are the spongy cushions that separate the bones of the spine (vertebrae). Discs provide shock absorption, keep the spine stable and give the vertebrae ‘pivot points’ to allow movement. The symptoms of spinal disk include: back pain, increased back pain when repetitively bending or with prolonged sitting, increased back pain with coughing, sneezing, laughing or straining also pain, numbness or pins-and-needles radiating into an arm or leg if a disc has caused irritation of a nearby nerve. A designer therefore needs to appreciate the severity of this problem and through the design process strive to find a workable solution.
B A DESIGN
Dr. MICHAEL MUNENE
INCORPORATING BIOMIMICRY TO INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SPACES OF MISANGA FARMHOUSE TO EASE SPINAL DISK PROBLEMS
Donde Ericsson Mudembei
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