Are You Suffering From Any of These Conditions?
Chronic back pain is a prevalent back condition that affects a vast number of the adult population, both men and women alike. It is one of the leading reasons behind frequent doctor visits. It ranges from mild to severe and has adverse effects on the quality of life.
Chronic neck pain is another type of pain many people experience. There are a variety of reasons which can cause pain in your neck, such as accident, muscle sprain or strain, arthritis, degenerating bones, or pinched nerves.
Hernia, an occurrence of a bulging disc, usually happens in the lower (lumbar) or cervical (neck) spinal region. It is often a result of an injured spine or aging. Although any part of your spine can be affected, the herniated disc can usually be found in the lower or cervical spinal region.
Due to aging or injury to the spine, small cracks may start appearing in the spinal discs, especially in the lower back and neck regions. This leads to degeneration or wear and tear of the spinal discs, making them thin and narrow. It affects only one or a few spinal levels and not your whole spine.
Sciatica is a painful condition associated with the lower back herniated disc. In this condition, the pain radiates from your lower back to your legs. Sciatica causes numbness and aches in your buttocks and then the numbness spreads down to your legs. In most cases, it is debilitating.
Spinal stenosis can be due to excessive growth of the spinal bone, thickening of tissue in the spinal canal, and herniated discs. Older adults commonly suffer from spinal stenosis due to fast aging where tissue degeneration occurs. In this condition, the spinal canal becomes narrow. This narrowing aggravates the state of the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots, which causes pain, weakness and numbness in legs and feet.
A pinched nerve results from a trauma or injury to the spinal nerve or group of nerves. This pinching can be due to stretching, compression on spine, or constriction. In many cases, the bulging or herniated disc presses the nerve leading to pinched nerve or nerves, which cause the numbness, pain, and burning sensation.
Headaches are commonly experienced due to stress, depression, or back and neck conditions. There are different kinds of headaches depending on the cause, duration, and frequency. But different headache types can be mild to severe and have one trait in common?they impede our day-to-day tasks.