If you live with lower back pain or chronic neck pain, you may be suffering from degenerative disc disease. Let’s look at how this condition develops, typical symptoms, and when to seek treatment for degenerative disc disease.
What is the difference between a bulging disc and herniated disc? Bulging discs are sometimes called “slipped” discs, whereas a herniated disc can be called a “ruptured” disc. Ruptured sounds a bit more serious and, in fact, it causes more pain. That is just the first difference.
If you have back pain, you are not alone. So much so that back pain is the world’s leading cause of disability according to the Global Burden Of Disease. Maybe you just tweak a muscle in your back and it goes away within days with rest and ice. Perhaps you bent down to tie a shoe in an awkward position, and suddenly there is a shooting pain. These instances happen to all of us at some time, but what about more serious back problems? Watch out for these 7 signs a back injury is serious.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in your spine, and it compresses the spinal cord and nerve roots. This tightened space causes the spinal cord to become irritated, compressed, or pinched leading to back pain and other symptoms. Here are some keys to understanding the signs and symptoms of spinal stenosis.
A back spasm can hit you like a crack of lightning. It can be sudden, severe, and prevent normal movement. Unfortunately, it is quite common. Let’s find out why they happen and when to see a doctor for back spasms.
Many things in our body change as we get older. Our hair turns gray, many of us lose our close up vision, and the discs in our spine begin to degenerate. Our spinal discs act as cushions or shock absorbers between the bones in our spine. This is known as DDD. We can dye our hair and get reading glasses, but can degenerative disc disease be reversed?
If you have chronic back pain, you more than likely have tried heating pads, cold treatments, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, but nothing really works for long. The back pain comes back just by moving a certain way. Maybe it’s time to find out: is my back pain spinal stenosis?
Because the lower back, or lumbar part, of the spine supports the weight of the upper body and provides the mobility to bend and twist, it is very susceptible to injury and pain. Four out of five people will have lower back pain at some point in their lives. If you suffer from lumbar pain, there are signs that indicate when you should see a specialist.
Many of us have worked at a computer in an office for many years, and at the moment we may be working from home. Regardless of where you are working, there is no question sitting at a desk all day takes its toll on the spine. Learn how you can overcome the common spinal issues from sitting all day at a desk.
Many folks will tell you they were doing the most inane thing, like tying their shoes, when they suddenly couldn’t move. Their lower back felt like it had been hit by a train. If you suffer from lower back pain, no doubt something like this has happened to you too. This could be one of the signs you may be suffering from a herniated disc.