Can women suffer from herniated discs more than men?

Centro de la columna Vertebral: May 21, 2019

mujeres pueden sufrir hernia de disco mas que hombres

Can women suffer from herniated discs more than men?

Women can suffer from herniated discs more than men; here we will tell you more about the reasons why this happens. It is important for you to know that this condition can affect both men and women equally, and although there is a slightly higher prevalence among women, men are not exempt. Remember to see a doctor for any pain or related symptoms.

Herniated disc

Herniated discs mean that the contents of the intervertebral disc partially fall out of place, causing pressure on the nerves that cross the spine. It can cause symptoms such as acute pain that can sometimes extend into the legs or arms, numbness, weakness and even mobility difficulties..

Why does it affect women more?

Women can suffer from herniated discs more than men for several reasons. According to some research, approximately 55% of herniated disc cases occur in women, especially after the age of 30. This is due to several factors, such as

  • • Pregnancy:the overload on the back due to weight gain during pregnancy.
  • • Related diseases:la baja densidad ósea (osteoporosis), que puede afectar más a las mujeres, puede ser un factor de riesgo para la aparición de una hernia de disco.
  • • Heighten promedio, las mujeres tienen una estatura menor que los hombres, por lo que el peso que su columna debe cargar es mayor, esto hace que el sobrepeso les afecte en mayor medida.

Treatment and prevention

Preventing a herniated disc involves maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding a sedentary lifestyle, exercising and seeking medical advice for any pain or problem in the back.

Visit the CCV for professional medical help

It is important to receive a proper diagnosis. Not all back pain or problems are related to a herniated disc; it may be a muscle problem or something much more serious that puts mobility at risk. Regardless of whether you are a man or a woman, seek help from health professionals if you have back pain.

At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have a 100% safe, non-surgical non-invasive treatment that complies with all health regulations.

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“The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691.”

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