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Common Back Pains that
Damage the Spine
As a student, you have learned
that the spine is an important
part of the human body which
needs to be handled with a
great amount of care. A crucial
damage to it can make a person
find difficulty in moving and
breathing. To increase your
knowledge as a chiropractor,
and to become more competitive in your field of study, this
article can help you.
Studies were conducted to find out the possible causes of
a spine damage and here are some of the most common.
Causes of Back Pain
Mechanical problems are triggered by the way the spine
moves, or the way a person feels when he moves the spine in
certain ways. This condition is popularly called intervertebral
disc degeneration. It means that the discs between the vertebrae
of the spine are getting weak with age. They are breaking,
causing them to lose their cushion ability. Pain is felt when the
back is stressed. In some cases, the wearing down of the facet
joint can also trigger back pain. Other causes of mechanical
problems include muscle tension, spasms, and ruptured discs,
which are also called herniated discs.
Sprains and fractures are two most common spine injuries,
causing a person to experience either short-lived or chronic
back pain. The ligaments that support the spine are harmed
when a person lifts or twists improperly. This case is often
called sprains – the tear in the ligaments. Fractures on the other
hand, are the result of osteoporosis. It is when the bones
become weak. But worse cases of back pain are the results of
extreme falls or accidents.
Acquired Conditions and Diseases
Many medical problems are found to have a distinct
contribution to back pain. One is scoliosis, which causes a
curvature to spine, but is only felt in person's mid-life. Other
problems include arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. While
osteoporosis is not entirely painful, it can fracture the
vertebrae. Some cases can be the cause of pregnancy, kidney
stones or infections, and endometriosis ( when uterine tissues
build up in places outside the uterus).
Infections and Tumors
This seems to be irrelevant, it is possible. Infections can harm
the spine they have involved a vertebrae, a condition known as
osteomyelitis. It is also possible when they involved the discs
that cushion the vertebrae – discitis. Tumors can cause a spine
damage too. It is when they appear in the back caused by the
spreading of the cancer.
Spine Problem News
It was found that women often acquire spine damage, and this
is due to the prolonged wearing of shoes with high heels.
Patients claim that they are indeed suffering from a great pain
while wearing them, but just ignore the health risks for the sake
of satisfying their fashion needs.
The spine is highly affected when one wears a pair of shoes
with high heels. This attempts the body to compensate for the
off-kilter balance heels cause by forward bending of the hips
In a spine model, the human's backbone is consist of an Scurve shaped shock absorber, which aims to reduce stress on
the vertebrae. When one wears high heels, his/her lumbar spine
flattens, and acquires posterior displacement of the head and
the thoracic spine. High heels cause an individual to lean
forward, which in return makes the body exert so much effort
to decrease the forward curve of the lower back. This harms the
spine when left tolerated.
It is crucial to learn the various causes of back pain to help you
determine the condition of the patients and formulate a right
solution to the problem.
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