The spine is a complex structure comprised of muscles, vertebrae, cartilage, discs and ligaments, all of which naturally deteriorate as we age. In fact, the joints of the spine are more susceptible to deterioration than any other region of the body. Degenerative spinal conditions, particularly those involving the shock-absorbing discs, shouldn’t be taken lightly. Our discs act as protective cushions and prevent our vertebrae from grinding together. Any disruption can compress and aggravate nerves, cause pain and discomfort and even limit mobility.
Although certain spinal conditions do not become apparent until they begin to cause secondary complications, waiting too long to obtain an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment can oftentimes mean increasing the severity of symptoms. At Minimally Invasive SpineCARE®, our team of highly-skilled spine specialists is committed to helping you find safe, evidence-based solutions to your spine-related concerns.
Degenerative Spine Causes
Aging and the general wear and tear associated with the body’s natural processes are the primary causes of degenerative spine conditions. Every time we twist, move and bend, strain is placed upon our spine. Many factors besides time can encourage or accelerate degenerative spine disorders, including.
- Degenerative disc disease.
- Slipped or herniated discs.
If you believe you may be at risk for rapid or premature spine degeneration, schedule a consultation with one of our spine experts. By making minor adjustments and living mindfully, it is often possible to slow or reduce the effects of degenerative spine conditions.