Understanding Spinal Disorders
Treatments for Chronic Pain from Spine Syndromes
Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. When this structure fails, it is known as a spinal disorder or disease.
Degenerative spine conditions vary widely in their presentation. Some cause no symptoms at all. When symptoms do occur, they often include back pain or neck pain. Other symptoms depend on the location and type of problem.
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Which Conditions are Associated with Spine Disorders?
Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery. Common conditions associated with spinal disorders include: