Next to the brain, one could argue that the spine is, by far, one of the most important parts of the body. Without the spine, you would not walk or use anything, really. It is the center piece of the furniture, so to speak. So, it goes without saying that experiencing spine disorders can have serious implications to your way of life.
There are, unfortunately, dozens of different spine disorders to make life harder. From lower back pain to spondylolysis. It is important to familiarize yourself with the more common spine disorders. You may find one that fits an issue you may be dealing with.
Simple, but Painful, Lower Back Pain
Lift with your knees, not your back, right? You would be surprised how often people forget how much of a toll it takes on their back to life with their back. It may seem hyperbolic, but there is a reason it is mentioned time and time again to practice your stance. In fact, an improper stance eventually leads to a bulging disc, 90 percent of the time it happens right in your lower back. And at least 10 percent of cases of bulging discs could not be fixed without surgery. Your back will not forgive you for that.
Your spine is comprised of many vertebra, individual “pieces” to your spine, in other words. Spondylolisthesis is when one of those vertebra slips, has a defect or a fracture.
Spondylolisthesis is a slipping of vertebra that occurs, in most cases, at the base of the spine. Spondylolysis, which is a defect or fracture of one or both wing-shaped parts of a vertebra, can result in vertebrae slipping backward, forward, or over a bone below. As you can imagine, it does not feel pleasant. Strangely enough, you might have it now.
You would not be special if you were not experiencing any symptoms, anywhere from 10 percent to 15 percent of people do not. Many people go about their daily lives without ever realizing they are living with spondylolysis.
Answers to Spine Disorders
With the constant advancement in medical science, a few procedures were created to help combat spine disorders. Ask people who have had spinal cord stimulation therapy and 60 percent will tell you they felt relief, or at the very least reduced pain.
And then there is fusion. As mentioned before, Spondylolisthesis is when vertebra shifts, has a defect or fractures. Lumbar fusion fixes the slipping by fusing to or more with small pieces of bone-like material. Metal rods or plates can be used to keep vertebrae together.