Centro de la columna Vertebral: February 19, 2019
It is not only people who carry, stow or spend a lot of time standing that can suffer from a herniated disc.. In fact, physical activity is good for the spine; what can be negative is a bad technique or posture when making certain movements. Take care of your posture and remember to see a specialist if you have a persistent back pain.
A herniated disc occurs when the contents of an intervertebral disc (component of the spine) partially exit it, causing pressure on the nerves that make up the nervous system. Not all back problems derive from a hernia, but that can only be ruled out by medical diagnosis.
Overweight and bad posture are the main risk factors for the appearance of a hernia, also heredity. When body weight increases, the load on the tissues that hold the spine in place is greater, which can cause an additional pressure on the intervertebral discs, resulting in a hernia.
Not only those who perform physical labor can suffer a herniated disc: anyone with bad habits can develop one. For example, a person who spends a lot of time sitting in a bad position can also cause an abnormal load on his or her spine, especially if he or she leans too much when using a computer. Those who do intense exercise are also exposed, such as weightlifting or running, especially if they do not do it with a proper technique.
Chronic pain is one of the main signs of the presence of a herniated disc, which can appear mainly in the lower back and neck. This pain may begin as a slight discomfort and increase until it limits the activities of the affected person. It is important to receive medical attention and, in case the hernia is detected, to treat it in time.
At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have more than 24 years of experience treating patients with herniated discs and other conditions that cause chronic back/spine pain. Come to your nearest clinic to receive a diagnosis of your condition.