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Understanding Spine Pain And Management by loveymom(f): 11:10am On May 07, 2019
Spine pain is pain felt in the back or neck. Although most pain is temporary, it may reoccur.
The main cause of this pain is a sprain in ligament or muscle strain. In most cases, this may happen due to the activity you’re not accustomed to such as picking up heavy load, moving furniture, etc.

Pain due to spinal damage is rare. In some cases, this may be a condition one was born with.
Most patients may suffer from other symptoms such as weakness, stiffness, or numbness, in arms and legs. Spine issues does not affect bowel and bladder functioning.

Conditions Causing Spine Pain

■Abnormal Curvature
Natural curves of spine balance the body. When curves become too pronounced or suffer from a twist or extra curve, additional pressure on the discs and vertebrae results in pain.

■Fractures
These may occur due to an injury, repeated stress, or even a condition such as osteoporosis, that cause bones to go weak and brittle.

■Degenerated Disc
Natural aging or wear-and-tear results in degenerated discs which irritate spinal nerves and leads to instability causing pain.

■Bulging Disc
Weak outer wall of spinal disc can bulge towards the nerves causing painful nerve irritation.

■Herniated Disc
Rupture of tearing of the outer wall of a spinal disc can cause the soft material in the disc to squeeze out and press on the adjoining nerves. The patient may experience weakness in legs, numbness or pain in the back.

■Instability
Slipping of connecting vertebrae back and forth can cause spinal instability. In some cases, this happens even when the vertebrae permanently shift out of position.

■Stenosis
The condition is characterized by narrowing of the spinal canal. It can press on the spinal cord and nerves leading to pain and other symptoms.

■Nerve Complications
This may lead to weakness, pain, numbness, and other issues in the body.

■Symptoms of Spine Pain
Apart from pain, patient may experience other symptoms such as the following:

•Dizziness
•Headaches
•Unexplained weight gain or loss
•Sexual dysfunction
•Weakness, slow reflexes
•Numbness
•Tingling (pins and needles)
•Fever, chills, sweating
•Bowel or bladder problems
°Stress or emotional issues

When To See a Doctor
In case, you experience any of the above listed symptoms, it is important to consult a doctor or a spine specialist as soon as possible. If you feel that spine pain has become a hurdle in your daily activities, reach out to a doctor. You may need special care and spine pain management under the guidance of an expert.

■Diagnosis and Tests
Prior to suggesting a treatment, your doctor may conduct a sequence of exams or test. This will help your doctor to understand the exact cause of your spine pain. Some of the common tests conducted in this respect include the following listed below:

■Physical Exam
The doctor will assess patient’s body and its movement. Simple exercises can help assess patient’s strength, flexibility, tenderness (touching parts of body), sensation and sensitivity, reflexes and motor skills.

■X-ray
Details of pictures of bones, organs, and tissues are created by beams of low-dose radiation on film.

■MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a magnetic field and radio waves for creating images. The test is useful for displaying details of soft-tissue structures such as nerves in and around the spine.

■CT Scan
Computed tomography (CT) is a test that uses a computer and x-rays for creating cross-section views (“slices”) of various areas of the body. It can highlight abnormal tissue and display bone detail.

■Bone Density Scan
The scan makes use of x-ray or ultrasound to measure exact amount of bone in a specific area. It can help detect and assess osteoporosis (a condition characterized by thinning of bones).

■Electrodiagnostic Testing
This term covers a wide range of tests to measure electrical activity in muscles and nerves.
The most common tests include: •Electromyogram (EMG) •Nerve conduction study (NCS)

Source: https://juliasdailytips.com/understanding-spine-pain-and-management/

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Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by carterguccy(m): 1:26pm On May 07, 2019
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Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by Codes151(m): 1:27pm On May 07, 2019
We have more issues to worry about in this country than spine management

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Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by Souqwaqif: 2:00pm On May 07, 2019
Thanks and God bless you immensely for this life saving and health management tips,I really appreciate it Sir.
Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by uuzba(m): 2:04pm On May 07, 2019
Codes151:
We have more issues to worry about in this country than spine management
When e hit you, you will stop moving and sit in one place.
I have it. Pain 24/7

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Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by googi: 2:14pm On May 07, 2019
Codes151:
We have more issues to worry about in this country than spine management

I agree that our immediate medical problems are infectious and parasitic diseases but spine problems in developing countries that rely a great deal on physical labor is up there.

When she claimed - Spine issues does not affect bowel and bladder functioning - I almost disagree until I read further - Bowel or bladder problems.

Some of the tests may not be readily available to most people but spine problems are more common than we think especially in poor countries like ours where physical labor is common.

Thanks Ma'am.

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Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by aribisala0(m): 2:25pm On May 07, 2019
Codes151:
We have more issues to worry about in this country than spine management
Not true there is a whole Opa Eyin industry visible at must motor parks with millions of subscribers

What the hell do you think is Opa eyin

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loveymom:
Spine pain is pain felt in the back or neck. Although most pain is temporary, it may reoccur.
The main cause of this pain is a sprain in ligament or muscle strain. In most cases, this may happen due to the activity you’re not accustomed to such as picking up heavy load, moving furniture, etc.

Pain due to spinal damage is rare. In some cases, this may be a condition one was born with.
Most patients may suffer from other symptoms such as weakness, stiffness, or numbness, in arms and legs. Spine issues does not affect bowel and bladder functioning.

Conditions Causing Spine Pain

■Abnormal Curvature
Natural curves of spine balance the body. When curves become too pronounced or suffer from a twist or extra curve, additional pressure on the discs and vertebrae results in pain.

■Fractures
These may occur due to an injury, repeated stress, or even a condition such as osteoporosis, that cause bones to go weak and brittle.

■Degenerated Disc
Natural aging or wear-and-tear results in degenerated discs which irritate spinal nerves and leads to instability causing pain.

■Bulging Disc
Weak outer wall of spinal disc can bulge towards the nerves causing painful nerve irritation.

■Herniated Disc
Rupture of tearing of the outer wall of a spinal disc can cause the soft material in the disc to squeeze out and press on the adjoining nerves. The patient may experience weakness in legs, numbness or pain in the back.

■Instability
Slipping of connecting vertebrae back and forth can cause spinal instability. In some cases, this happens even when the vertebrae permanently shift out of position.

■Stenosis
The condition is characterized by narrowing of the spinal canal. It can press on the spinal cord and nerves leading to pain and other symptoms.

■Nerve Complications
This may lead to weakness, pain, numbness, and other issues in the body.

■Symptoms of Spine Pain
Apart from pain, patient may experience other symptoms such as the following:

•Dizziness
•Headaches
•Unexplained weight gain or loss
•Sexual dysfunction
•Weakness, slow reflexes
•Numbness
•Tingling (pins and needles)
•Fever, chills, sweating
•Bowel or bladder problems
°Stress or emotional issues

When To See a Doctor
In case, you experience any of the above listed symptoms, it is important to consult a doctor or a spine specialist as soon as possible. If you feel that spine pain has become a hurdle in your daily activities, reach out to a doctor. You may need special care and spine pain management under the guidance of an expert.

■Diagnosis and Tests
Prior to suggesting a treatment, your doctor may conduct a sequence of exams or test. This will help your doctor to understand the exact cause of your spine pain. Some of the common tests conducted in this respect include the following listed below:

■Physical Exam
The doctor will assess patient’s body and its movement. Simple exercises can help assess patient’s strength, flexibility, tenderness (touching parts of body), sensation and sensitivity, reflexes and motor skills.

■X-ray
Details of pictures of bones, organs, and tissues are created by beams of low-dose radiation on film.

■MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses a magnetic field and radio waves for creating images. The test is useful for displaying details of soft-tissue structures such as nerves in and around the spine.

■CT Scan
Computed tomography (CT) is a test that uses a computer and x-rays for creating cross-section views (“slices”) of various areas of the body. It can highlight abnormal tissue and display bone detail.

■Bone Density Scan
The scan makes use of x-ray or ultrasound to measure exact amount of bone in a specific area. It can help detect and assess osteoporosis (a condition characterized by thinning of bones).

■Electrodiagnostic Testing
This term covers a wide range of tests to measure electrical activity in muscles and nerves.
The most common tests include: •Electromyogram (EMG) •Nerve conduction study (NCS)

Source: https://juliasdailytips.com/understanding-spine-pain-and-management/

Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by lasrondo: 3:18pm On May 07, 2019
Thank for the info

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Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by Amchido(m): 3:42pm On May 07, 2019
Go and meet a Physiotherapist for a good treatment. Most of those things he mentioned are work related and also our sedentary lifestyles on daily activities.

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Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by Amhappy(f): 4:29pm On May 07, 2019
Thank OP for sharing this,it came handy. I currently have this issue and had series of Xrays yesterday. Mine is work related. What are ways to manage this?

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Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by Rolly22(m): 5:31pm On May 07, 2019
I have this issue for years now because I fell from a tree when I was young, they said it's Disc spacing and I do have serious pains whenever I stand or bend for a very long time. I need help.
Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by sonnie10: 5:50pm On May 07, 2019
Because there are wide varieties of spine pain, a Doctor must diagnose a patient before management and intervention. The treatment could be by medication, surgery, physical therapy or a combination of all.
Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by aribisala0(m): 6:17pm On May 07, 2019
Amhappy:
Thank OP for sharing this,it came handy. I currently have this issue and had series of Xrays yesterday. Mine is work related. What are ways to manage this?
how old are you , not exact age . but age range

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Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by Nobody: 7:33pm On May 07, 2019
I have something similar to this and have been going to the hospital and the doctor hasn't diagnosed what actually it is. But when you guys say it's work related, what do you mean? I think being too being inactive for too long can cause this.
Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by abdulazeez1002(m): 7:34pm On May 07, 2019
Educative
I'm currently experiencing it
Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by Codes151(m): 8:09pm On May 07, 2019
You tell me
aribisala0:
Not true there is a whole Opa Eyin industry visible at must motor parks with millions of subscribers

What the hell do you think is Opa eyin
Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by Codes151(m): 8:10pm On May 07, 2019
Noted sir
googi:


I agree that our immediate medical problems are infectious and parasitic diseases but spine problems in developing countries that rely a great deal on physical labor is up there.

When she claimed - Spine issues does not affect bowel and bladder functioning - I almost disagree until I read further - Bowel or bladder problems.

Some of the tests may not be readily available to most people but spine problems are more common than we think especially in poor countries like ours where physical labor is common.

Thanks Ma'am.

Re: Understanding Spine Pain And Management by Codes151(m): 8:10pm On May 07, 2019
Sorry about it. I wish you recover ASAP! Stay blessed sir
uuzba:

When e hit you, you will stop moving and sit in one place.
I have it. Pain 24/7

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