Toll Free Number:+201093000050
physiotherapy

Spinal pain causes, symptoms, and the best method of treatment

Spinal pain

The causes of spinal pain are many and moderate, and they cause us many problems in our lives that may reach the point of death. In this article everything related to the spine

Studies have proven that many serious diseases that occur to humans are the result of dysfunction of the spinal muscles or changing their location.

Therefore, in this article, we will learn about the importance of the spine, The Associated pains, the most dangerous vertebrae of the spine, and the diseases that affect it and how to avoid them.

What is the spine:

  • It is a main bone chain in the back that is 70 cm long and consists of 33 vertebrae, 
  • the spine in the human body is divided into five zones.
  • The spine starts from the area of the cervical vertebrae, thoracic vertebrae, and abdominal vertebrae. then followed by vertebrae in the area of the sacrum and coccyx.
  • Each vertebra is separated from the other by the so-called “intervertebral discs”, a flexible rubber material that allows the spine to bend, and there are 23 discs .
  • The benefit of intervertebral discs is that they work to absorb shocks and over time may lose their elasticity  . 
  • and budge as a result of wear or various accidents to which they are exposed,
  •  and therefore their efficiency in absorbing shocks between individual vertebrae decreases.

The number of vertebrae of the spine:

The spine consists of a set of 7 cervical vertebrae and also consists of 12 thoracic vertebrae, as well as 5 lumbar vertebrae

All these 24 vertebrae are located in the presacral region, 5 vertebrae in the pelvis and 4 vertebrae in the lower back

Vertebrae of the spine in detail

First, the cervical vertebrae in the spine

they are also called “cervical vertebrae”, and there are 7 vertebrae located in the pre-sacrum area, and these vertebrae consist of :

1- the first cervical vertebra “c1”: this vertebra is responsible for most neck movements .

2 – the second cervical vertebra: which is called The AXIS .

3-the seventh cervical vertebra “c7”: it is called the majestic vertebra because it is the largest vertebra of the spine in size because it gives support to the overload on it .

Second: the thoracic vertebrae of the spine :

  • It is the longest part of the spine, extending from the end of the neck to the lower abdomen and numbering 12 vertebrae .
  • They connect to the ribs and connect the cervical and lumbar vertebrae .
  • The importance of the thoracic vertebrae is to protect the spinal cord and provide the necessary support for the back .

Third: the lumbar vertebrae of the spine :

  • It is located in the abdominal and lumbar region in the area between the thoracic and sacral vertebrae and is larger in size than the cervical and thoracic vertebrae.
  • The lumbar vertebrae usually consist of 5 or 6 vertebrae in some people and begin with the first lumbar vertebra until the fifth lumbar vertebra .
  • The lumbar vertebrae help in the movement of the human body and protect the tissues surrounding the lumbar vertebrae, such as the spinal cord, nerves and ligaments .

What are the most dangerous vertebrae of the spine that cause spinal pain?

And then the pains and problems of the spine are one of the serious problems that affect the human body, so here we review the most dangerous vertebrae of the spine :

Vertebrae C1 and C2: which are located in the neck area and connect the head and spine   and are considered one of the most dangerous vertebrae because of their injury:

  • They may cause great dangers to the body, especially in the elderly
  • The most sensitive vertebrae
  • Supports the skull and helps move the head،
  • Responsible for the protection of the spinal cord
  • An injury to the C1 and C2 vertebrae can lead to complete paralysis

The main causes of spinal pain :

  • Heredity: the factor of heredity may cause some disorders and changes that cause back pain
  • Getting older : spinal pains begin to appear after the age of 45
  • Overweight: a diet high in calories and fat may cause excessive obesity, which causes stress on the spine
  • Stress level: back pain may occur as a result of lack of sleep, depression, or chronic anxiety
  • Curvature of the spine: scoliosis or back curvature may cause spinal pain

How to avoid spinal pain?

  • Do muscle strengthening exercises and stretching exercises at least twice a week 
  • Avoid bending the back when sitting or standing
  • Avoid lifting heavy loads, and in case you are lifting a heavy weight, bend your knees while keeping your back straight so that the load is on the muscles of the legs
  • Avoid weight gain and eat healthy food as weight gain causes stress on your back and also you can exercise

What is spinal curvature or kyphosis?

  • As a result of wrong daily habits, spinal curvature has become widespread among many people at different age stages.
  • Thus spinal curvature is a condition of spinal dysfunction that is an internal curvature that causes the vertebrae of the back to rotate around themselves as The Shape of the back becomes similar to the c symbol.
  • The curvature occurs in the lumbar region or neck area and thus causes a deviation from the correct upright position and the back warp appears in the form of s or N.
  • The most important causes of spinal curvature are muscle weakness, lack of exercise, wrong sitting positions

What is the best center for the treatment of pain ?

Fizik Center is an integrated treatment system with the best methods and the latest devices in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation in the field of examination and treatment of the spine, which treats :

  1. The curvature of the spine
  2. Spinal pain
  3. Injuries of the spine and spinal cord
  4. Sciatica
  5. Cervical herniated disc
  6. Lumbar herniated disc

Causes of lumbar soreness :

There are many reasons responsible for the soreness of the lumbar vertebrae, including :

Overexertion: work that requires a prolonged sitting position and repetitive activities can irritate the neck muscles and lumbar vertebrae.

Injury: severe injuries, trauma from sports, or accidents can cause injuries to the lumbar vertebrae and cause acute pain.

Herniated disc: a herniated disc occurs when a piece of cartilage slips between the vertebrae, and this can cause pain and irritation in the lumbar vertebrae.

Arthritis: arthritis found in the lumbar vertebrae can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving.

Nerve stenosis: nerve stenosis in the neck area can cause severe pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and shoulders

Infection: infection in the lumbar vertebrae can cause pain and swelling

Pain in the lower spine :

Pain in the lower spine is considered to be a pain in the lumbar spine :

Lumbar pain can be very painful and can cause difficulty moving and doing daily activities. Among the common causes of pain in the lumbar vertebrae are :

Excess stress

Injury

Arthrosis of the joints

Herniated disc

Nervous constriction.

The lumbar vertebrae are a group of vertebrae located in the upper back that form the upper spine. The lumbar vertebrae consist of seven vertebrae connected to each other, supporting the head and enabling it to move and rotate.

Causes of soreness of the lower spine :

There are many reasons responsible for the soreness of the lumbar vertebrae, including :

Overexertion: work that requires a prolonged sitting position and repetitive activities can irritate the neck muscles and lumbar vertebrae.

Injury: severe injuries, trauma from sports, or accidents can cause injuries to the lumbar vertebrae and cause acute pain.

Herniated disc: a herniated disc occurs when a piece of cartilage slips between the vertebrae, and this can cause pain and irritation in the lumbar vertebrae.

Arthritis: arthritis found in the lumbar vertebrae can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving.

Nerve stenosis: nerve stenosis in the neck area can cause severe pain, numbness and weakness in the arms and shoulders

Infection: infection in the lumbar vertebrae can cause pain and swelling

Causes of Spinal pain :

There are many reasons why spine pain is severe as a result and low back pain may occur as a result of several reasons :

1-sprain of muscles or ligaments in the back area.

2-excessive stress on the back due to hard physical work or prolonged sitting.

3-structural disorders of the spine such as spinal deviation or herniated disc.

4 – arthritis of the spine.

5-narrowing of the spinal canal.

6-disorders of the nerves surrounding the spine such as slipped intervertebral disc.

7-inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

8-malignant tumors in the back area.

9-inflammation of the sciatic nerves.

Pain in the back vertebrae 

A large number of people suffer from back pain, which can cause many complications in the long term, so you should consult a doctor to determine the exact cause of the pain and choose the appropriate treatment for it.

The occurrence of pain in the back vertebrae can be avoided by: following a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, avoiding sitting for long periods

Back pain is one of the most common diseases of the spine as a result of wrong daily habits and excessive daily stress

Spine pain specialist 

The physiotherapist is an important member of the medical staff and includes the role of a physiotherapist as follows:

Comprehensive assessment: the physiotherapist assesses the patient’s condition comprehensively

Developing a treatment plan: based on a comprehensive assessment, the physiotherapist develops a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs

Encourage exercise and movement: exercise and movement are an essential part of physiotherapy, the physiotherapist motivates the disease to practice appropriate exercise and movement daily

The use of therapeutic techniques: the physiotherapist uses various therapeutic techniques to improve the patient’s condition, including heat and cold therapy, therapy, massage, acupressure, electrical stimulation, and others.

Doctor spine 

A spine doctor is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries that affect the spine and the nerves surrounding it

This includes structural, inflammatory, and neoplastic diseases that affect the back, neck, lower and upper extremities

The spine doctor has the necessary experience and knowledge to deal with the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases that affect the spine, these include:

Lethargy and lack of motor activity

Severe obesity

Carrying objects incorrectly

The incidence of some chronic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, thyroid disease

Some genetic diseases

Previous ArticleNext Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

×