Centro de la columna Vertebral: November 15, 2018
The lower back section of the spine is known as the lumbar spine. Like the rest of the spine, it is made up of vertebrae, portions of bone that are cushioned by intervertebral discs and contain the nerves that come from the brain to the rest of the body.
The lumbar spine is made up of 5 vertebrae plus the sacral bonethat connects it to the pelvis. It is the part of the spine most likely to cause pain, since it carries most of the weight of the middle and upper body. Bad posture, age, or certain diseases can affect its proper functioning.
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It is the protrusion of a section of the intervertebral disc outside its natural position.
Dysfunction in this joint can cause pain in the lower back and legs.
It happens when one vertebra slips over another, especially the lower ones.
It is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which causes pressure on the nerves that protect the spine.
It is a degenerative disease that causes wear and tear in the articular cartilage.
Many cases of lower back pain are due to non-specific causes; nonetheless, they should be looked at to rule out other complications and receive proper treatment.
Only a medical specialist can determine the underlying causes of lower back pain. Visit any of the clinics of the Centro de la Columna Vertebral and receive proper diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.