A Pain in the Back The human body is a curious thing, to say the least. It goes through all sorts of changes, some of them good, some of them bad. The truth is that we are all dying, some of us faster than others, and as we race toward that inevitable conclusion, our bodies finally begin to degenerate, and as this happens, we will need to find new ways of taking care of them. There are numerous conditions that we will need to watch out for, especially if we plan to remain in good shape for the foreseeable future.
What is the Spine? The spine is a series of bones in the back, made up of what we call vertebrae, and these work in connection with the Spinal cords. The nerves within the spinal cord send important messages to your entire body, meaning if you end up with a pinched nerve, the body will start to send signals, which you interpret as pain. It is very important that you do not ignore these pains, and once you start to notice symptoms, you should get to the doctor immediately. The spine has a series of discs, and these are filled with a sort of jelly. When you move, jump, or run, these discs act as shock absorbers, ensuring that the vertebrae never actually touch one another. As time goes by however, these discs will begin to break down, and you may even suffer from what are known as pinched nerves.
The Causes of a Pinched Nerve There are many different potential causes of a pinched nerve, generally occurring when there is pressure placed on the nerves. This pressure may be the result performing repetitive motions, though it is more likely the product if sitting in one place for too long. For example, those who work in office buildings will spend a long period of time in a single position, generally sitting down. In addition to that, there are many who sleep in the same position each night, and this too will contribute to their nerve issues. Throughout the body one can find several locations in which nerves travel through the body, and they are not protected by any consequential tissue. These areas need to be protected, but over time, compression becomes a stark reality. Pressure or inflammation on the nerve root can cause serious pain, and it can actually effect the foot/leg area. In the event this compression lasts for a long period of time, you will find that the protective barrier surrounding the nerve begins to break down, and this will cause even more pressure. If your nerves were to become scarred, their normal functions would be interrupted significantly, making it harder for you to perform everyday functions.
A Minimally Invasive Solution In the past, spinal surgery was performed as what is called an ‘open surgery’, which involved a long incision in the back. This incision allowed the surgeon to see exactly what was inside the patient’s back, and it was much easier to see what was wrong. Technology however has marched forward, and it is now possible to treat neck and back conditions using minimally invasive treatment. What does this mean exactly? -Faster Recovery Time -Less Risk -Faster Surgery Minimally invasive surgery will not require the long incision, meaning a minimal amount of pain. During the procedure, doctors use a specialized instrument to gain access to the spine, and they can do so without the fear of causing additional injuries to the spine. The bottom line here, is that if you were holding off on surgery for fear of the invasive procedure, then fear no longer. You can have your surgery, and be up and about within a few weeks, which is considerably better than the alternative.
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Published on Mar 14, 2014
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