Frequent question: What is bad for your spine?

What can damage your spine?

The following can all result in damage to the spinal cord:

  • a violent attack such as a stabbing or a gunshot.
  • diving into water that’s too shallow and hitting the bottom.
  • trauma during a car accident, specifically trauma to the face, head, and neck region, back, or chest area.
  • falling from a significant height.

What are the symptoms of a bad spine?

The most common spine symptoms include back and neck pain with or without stiffness; hip pain or sciatica; muscle spasms or weakness; and shoulder, knee or ankle pain and swelling. Most spine symptoms are not life threatening.

Can the spinal cord repair itself?

Unlike tissue in the peripheral nervous system, that in the central nervous system (the spinal cord and brain) does not repair itself effectively.

What does spinal pain feel like?

This pain is often described as sharp and electric shock-like. It may be more severe with standing, walking or sitting. Along with leg pain, the patient may experience low back pain.

What does spinal inflammation feel like?

“Typically, acutely, there’s swelling, redness, and warmth to signal an inflammatory response in the context of an injury or infection.” Chronic inflammation—long-term—can show up through a series of symptoms, including generalized fatigue, diffuse multi-area pain, and, as Dr.

Can spine damage be repaired?

Unlike other parts of your body, the spinal cord does not have the ability to repair itself if it is damaged.

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