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.
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It’s a safe bet that most Americans who worry about their health focus on their heart, lungs, and digestive system. How many of us proactively think about keeping our spine healthy? If you gave people a list of concerns, their spine would be down the list, unless they suffered with chronic back and neck pain. So before you end up going down that road, here is a guide to keeping your spine healthy.
Although there is no clear understanding what causes scoliosis in children and adolescents, most surgeons who specialize in scoliosis surgery are in agreement about when it’s necessary.
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.
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.
Father Time marches on and there is little we can do about it. We may try to cover up those gray hairs, but they just keep coming. Spinal degeneration is also a natural part of aging. Spondylosis is a general or umbrella term to describe symptoms related to degenerative changes in the spine. Understanding the signs and symptoms of spondylosis will alert you to problems as you get older.
We all experience some type of back pain in our lives. We could have strained a muscle working in the garden, maybe attempting to play touch football like we were still eighteen, or sometimes just putting your socks on can cause back pain and ruin your day. Most of the time we apply heat or cold to the area, rest, and take OTC anti-inflammatory meds, and the pain will usually subside. But what about severe back pain that doesn’t go away? If that happens, don’t wait to see a doctor.
Most of us can’t imagine anything more horrific than finally deciding to have back surgery and then having it fail to produce relief. You still have the same intolerable pain, and maybe it’s even worse. What a nightmare! If you or someone you know has been through this ordeal, let us give you some key facts about what to expect from revision spine surgery.
When it comes to surgeries, there is no doubt heart surgery and back surgery strike fear in most patients. So much can go wrong with both surgeries, and the consequences can be devastating. If you or someone you know recently had back surgery, here are a number of signs you may be suffering from failed back surgery syndrome.
More of us are working from home than ever before, and since 2020 has modified how and where we work, many are experiencing brand new aches and pains. If you are suddenly having new lower back pain, working from home may be the cause.