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Back Disease

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Back Disease

Back pain is not a 'disease'. Lumbar pain is not a disease but a 'symptom'. Most of the time, it is a 'simple backache' that can be prevented through proper posture and strength training. But, if you feel backache from 'spinal arthralgia' like herniated discs or joint problems, or you have a hard time moving your body or certain parts of the body show sensory issues, you must receive appropriate treatment from a hospital, including exercise, medication, injections, and others.

1Herniated lumbar disc (herniated intervertebral disc)

The intervertebral, which is commonly called a disc, is a cartilage tissue that works as a cushion between the spinal bones. In the middle of the disc, there is a protein material called the 'nucleus pulposus' and this is also wrapped around with a membrane called the annulus fibrosus.

2Causes of herniated lumbar disc
  • 1) Straining the back from heavy lifting
  • 2) Straining the neck and lower back from incorrect life habits
  • 3) Straining during coughing or bowel movement or when there is a sudden rise of stomach pressure
3Symptoms of herniated lumbar disc
  • 1) Feeling lower back pain after sitting for a long time.
  • 2) Feelings of numbness or tightness in the thighs, calves, and ends of feet.
  • 3) Pain when lowering your head to wash your hair.
  • 4) Difficulties trying to put on socks.
Self-diagnosis for herniated lumbar disc

Laying down with your knees straight and lifting up your legs one by one, and feeling a tightness in the legs, feeling pain in the lower back and legs when lowering the upper body in a standing position, the more you cannot lift up items, the more likely you have severe herniated disc symptoms.

Herniated lumbar disc treatment

Herniated lumbar disc treatment is decided after considering many factors, including x-ray, CT, and MRI results and patient symptoms. Severe cases may need a surgical treatment, but non-surgical treatments can be used for mild cases. Surgical treatments include artificial disc replacement and minimal incision surgery and osteosynthesis using fine microscopes and endoscopy. Non-surgical treatments include medication, injections, physical therapy, exercise, and rest.