Back pain is a common problem that affects many people — an estimated 80 percent of adults in America will experience back pain at some point, according to the National Institutes of Health. It can get in the way of things that matter to you, like your job, time with family, sports or hobbies.
Back pain is a common problem that can range from annoying to debilitating for the people who deal with it. At some point, 80 percent of adults will experience back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It affects men and women equally, the NIH reports. It can lead to loss of work and even disability.
The spine is an important and complex part of the human anatomy, supporting the entire body and allowing us to move. It follows that spine disorders can have significant impact on a person's movement and functioning.
Spine disorders can affect both children and adults. The likely course of treatment depends on what condition you're diagnosed with and when it develops; treatment can range from simple observation to spinal surgery.
This post provides information on the following types of spinal deformities: scoliosis, kyphosis and neuromuscular conditions.
Some lumbar spine conditions may require surgery. There are many different spine surgery procedures and specific options for cases in which lumbar spine surgery is needed. One type of surgery is total disc replacement. This article covers lumbar arthroplasty using an Artificial Disc.
If you have pain in your lumbar spine — or low back — you may be worried you need to have surgery. Many times, back pain can be treated using non-surgical methods, such as rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication, walking or exercise and physical therapy. In some cases, steroid injections can help.
In this post, we'll cover the basics of lumbar spine anatomy. The lumbar spine is in the lower back (whereas the cervical spine anatomy refers to the neck region).
This curved part of the spine helps support and move the body, and is made up of interlocking bones called vertebrae, ligaments and nerves.