What are some conditions of the spine?
There are many conditions that affect the spine.
- Low back pain.
- Lumbar disk disease.
- Cervical disk rupture.
- Spinal stenosis.
- Degenerative disk disease.
- Arthritis of the spine.
What are the most common spine conditions?
The Most Common Spine Conditions
- Spinal Infections.
- Spinal Osteoarthritis (Spondylosis)
- Spinal Stenosis.
- Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities.
- Spinal Tumors.
What are the 3 spine disorders?
Lordosis. Also called swayback, the spine of a person with lordosis curves significantly inward at the lower back. Kyphosis. Kyphosis is characterized by an abnormally rounded upper back (more than 50 degrees of curvature).
What are the most common back problems?
Spine Conditions, Back Problems, Back Pain
- Low Back Sprains and Strains.
- Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease.
- Lumbar Disc Herniation.
- Lumbar Stenosis.
- Neck Sprain (Whiplash) and Strain.
- Neck Strain.
What are the symptoms of spinal problems?
Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Disorder
- Weakness or paralysis of limbs.
- Loss of sensation.
- Changes in reflexes.
- Loss of urinary or bowel control.
- Uncontrolled muscle spasms.
- Back pain.
Can you become paralyzed from degenerative disc disease?
A severely herniated disc can cause paralysis. Disc herniation is most common in the lower back (lumbar spine) and neck (cervical spine).
Which spinal nerves affect which parts of the body?
The nerves of the cervical spine go to the upper chest and arms. The nerves in your thoracic spine go to your chest and abdomen. The nerves of the lumbar spine then reach to your legs, bowel, and bladder. These nerves coordinate and control all the body’s organs and parts, and let you control your muscles.
Can a curved spine be corrected?
In moderate to severe cases, scoliosis may be corrected through bracing and/or surgery. If you suspect scoliosis, you should consult your doctor about an appropriate treatment plan.
What is an abnormal spine?
An abnormal curve in your spine, such as scoliosis or kyphosis, is known as a spinal deformity. It can affect your spine’s ability to do its job, leading to pain, neurological problems, and mobility challenges.
How do you know if its muscle or disc pain?
Your doctor can perform a neurological exam to check muscle strength, reflexes, walking ability, and the ability to feel touch. Imaging tests may be ordered to diagnose the cause of your pain. A CT scan shows cross-sectional images of the spinal column and can pinpoint a herniated disc.
What are the names of back problems?
Chronic spine and back pain. Kyphosis. Myelopathy. Neck pain.
Degenerative spine and disc conditions:
- Degenerative disc disease.
- Herniated disc.
- Spinal stenosis.