Centro de la columna Vertebral: March 26, 2019
If you like to go to the gym or do any physical contact sport, you may have wondered, can I have a herniated disc if I'm young? The simple answer is yes, but there are some details that are important for you to know
Although contact sports are one of the highest risk activities. Also if the parents have or have had a herniated disc.
Herniated disc, or disc herniation, occurs when a portion of the nucleus pulposus (intervertebral disc content) is pressed through a weakened area of the disc. As a result, nerves near the spinal cord can be pinched or pressed, producing pain.
Most cases of herniated discs appear in adults or the elderly. Very few cases, , less than 3% happen in adolescents or children and about 10% among people under 30.
It is worth mentioning that disc herniation commonly occurs in two areas. The first one is in the lumbar area of the back, which can extend to the buttock or leg. Occasionally, another symptom occurs with loss of strength and sensation in the hands.
The second area affected by a herniated disc is the neck, where pain can occur when moving the neck; this can extend to the arms, forearms and fingers. Similarly, loss of strength or numbness is generated, which can be recognized as "tingling" in the extremities.
If you have asked yourself this question, you are probably already experiencing or have experienced some of the above-mentioned symptoms.
If you are a young person but you are beginning to have back problems, go to Centro de la Columna Vertebral for medical assessment. We have non-surgical treatment for herniated discs.