Dr. Wang explains why spinal fluid is a necessary component in the human body.
Well, the spinal fluid is important for the functioning of the nerves. It carries nutrients, oxygen; it’s very important for the normal functioning. The nerves are encased in spinal fluid and so, if there’s an injury to the spinal cord or the outer covering of the nerves, you can have a leakage of the cerebral spinal fluid.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.