Spinal discs may become painful due to multiple reasons. In this post, we’ll be exploring how spinal discs become painful and how we at Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants can help you return back to health with our comprehensive care and advanced technology. Read on to learn more about all of the above and why we’re the right choice for you if you’ve been experiencing spinal disc pain.
Just How Does a Spinal Disc Become Painful?
As stated above the cause of spinal disc pain can be the result of multiple factors. The two most common factors are degenerative discs and trauma to the discs themselves.
Degenerative discs may be caused by numerous factors and we’ll explain each factor below in detail for you to better understand what may be causing your spinal disc pain to arise.
Inflammation is bad for the body altogether. When it comes to spinal inflammation, the pain can become quite severe if left untreated. Inflammation is caused by the following lifestyle factors.
A poor diet which is lacking the proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals will most likely cause inflammatory responses throughout the body; yet especially within the spinal region. We all know eating healthy is good for us, yet it can be easy to sometimes slip up and overindulge in processed, unhealthy food from time to time. If you’re able to improve your diet by eating real, whole, unprocessed foods on a consistent basis while maintaining adequate hydration throughout the day; you’;ll most likely notice a general improvement on your overall well being.
Smoking is one of the worst choices you can make when it comes to spine health and degenerative discs. Smoking has been shown to be a leading risk factor in DDD (degenerative disc disease). Also, smoking has been proven to be the direct cause of a number of other medical conditions. If you can quit today, you’ll thank yourself tomorrow.
Alcohol dehydrates the body, and if you happen to drink alcohol all of the time due to alcoholism, you may be subjecting your body to dehydration. This in turn may cause an accelerated process of degenerative disc disease in some individuals.
Certain medical conditions and medications for those medical conditions may cause degenerative disc disease to accelerate over time.
As we age, we typically begin to experience further health issues. For some individuals, old age and poorer health may be the root cause of spinal discs issues.
Trauma to the Discs
Physical trauma to the discs may oftentimes cause immediate discomfort and pain. Below are some of the most common issue which may arise from trauma to the discs.
Repetitive motion for years and years (i.e.: golf swings) are a very common cause of spinal disc pain once the body cannot take any more strain to the specified area.
A blunt injury such as when playing a sport, being involved in a car accident, or injuring yourself someway or somehow can be the cause of spinal disc pain for some patients.
Lifting Heavy Objects
Lifting heavy objects beyond your capabilities is a dangerous situation to put yourself in. Always request assistance from someone else if you believe the object is too heavy for you to lift on your own. If it’s deemed to be too heavy to lift with the help of an additional person, you’ll want to contact a professional to help you transport whatever item you’re attempting to move. The small costs of paying a professional moving company to help you transport something is so small when compared to the potential injuries you may incur if you attempt to move the heavy item yourself.
Contact Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants for Your Spinal Disc Condition, Today!
If you’ve noticed a pain in your back which has been lingering for some time, it’s time to have it checked out by our team of experts. If you’ve experienced sudden, onset pain for the first time after trauma to the spinal area, you’ll want to be checked out by our team of experts. Feel free to fill out the form below and we’ll be sure to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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