Centro de la columna Vertebral: January 17, 2019
The causes of spine deterioration are diverse and affect different components of it. See a specialist if you have chronic back pain or if you experience muscle weakness that prevents you from carrying out your daily activities.
When we say that the spine "deteriorates" we can refer to several things; let's remember that the spine is made up of bones, yes, but also of nerve endings, the spine, as well as different muscles, joints and other tissues that give it support.
In that sense, when a symptom such as weakness occurs, it does not automatically mean that the spine has "worn out", since it may be another part of the body that interacts with it. In addition, the bones themselves have very little capacity to produce pain, but they can press on or move over other parts that do send out nerve signals. It is a degenerative disease of the articular cartilage that can affect the cervical and lumbar regions.
Having clarified the above, some of the causes of spine deterioration include:
Only a health care professional can make a proper diagnosis of these conditions that affect the spine/back. The clinical interview is essential to determine the nature and location of the pain, as well as to know the general state of health of the patient.
Imaging studies such as MRI, CT or X-ray may also be necessary.
Treatment may include conservative measures, such as the use of drugs, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. It may also involve the use of alternative pain management therapies (such as physical therapy and rehabilitation) and, in severe cases, surgery.
At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we are experts in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of spinal problems. Visit your nearest clinic to receive comprehensive care from health professionals specializing in back problems.