Degenerative Disc Diseases
Everything you should know about your common back pain so that you don’t neglect it anymore!
It is difficult to deal with lower back pain. It can make your life hell. You can’t sit, stand or even lie down for that matter without going ‘ooh’, ‘aah’, ‘ouch that hurts!’… But believe it or not there is an even worst case scenario of this situation. Now you might be wondering that a person who is already suffering from back pain and has difficulty doing the most basic movements has something even worse than this? Well yes! The worst case scenario is actually invented by these people when they actually avoid getting convenient and constructive treatments for such minor problems that arise in backs and necks.
The minor problem that starts like just a timely back pain becomes regular and then stretches over to a lifetime just because the people take it so lightly. They resort to painkillers, ointments and sprays and sometimes even body massaging to get relieved of the pain however the timely pain does go away IF it is timely.
You see what I did there? Yes, there is a huge if in between those two case scenarios because if the pain is not timely and continues to deteriorate over time, it even becomes difficult performing the most basic of day to day activities.
So what is this back pain that can cause so much harm in so little time…?
To simply put it, this back pain has an official term ‘degenerative disc diseases’ but it is an umbrella term which undertakes any sort of changes in your spinal discs or vertebral discs that occur as you age. It can be described as the symptoms of pain and extending weakness and numbness that you may feel throughout your body. While the definition may sound relatively simpler, the people who are diagnosed with degenerative disc diseases are left aghast as what are the extremities of this diagnosis.
The term ‘degenerative disc disease’ is a misnomer when it comes to notifying any person that he/she has been diagnosed with it because it sounds like a life-threatening disease. The term degenerative for many people concerns the fact that the disease will get worse with age and may prove fatal over time; however, this term does not undertake the symptoms but rather the process of your disc degenerating over time.
The changes in the disc result in back or neck pain and severe conditions like:
-Osteoarthritis, which is the disintegration of tissues that protect cushion joints.
-Herniated disc, an abnormal protrusion caused by breaking open of a spinal disc.
-Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the space in the spine that holds the spinal cord.
Such conditions may put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, affecting the nerve function and leading to severe pain.
Now that we learned the extremities of this condition, you might wonder how to treat it, when your spinal cord is continuously going to deteriorate with your age? In case you develop health problems such as those mentioned above then you might need physical therapy and exercises. It is supposed to build up your spinal strength and help in stretching of the back.
Some severe cases require surgery or so it is recommended. It involves removal of the damaged disc and infusion of the bone permanently to protect the spinal cord. Rarely, the situation requires an artificial disc to be used to replace the disc that is removed. Many other medical devices for the treatment of this are available through Orbbo.
So summing it all up, we wish that you conduct a happy and healthy life without any pains and illnesses. And if you are diagnosed with one then kindly don’t neglect your health over anything as it may get worse with time and your health is the most precious thing to have first because if you are healthy, then only will you be able to do anything more.