Your spine supports your body and your spinal column contains various nerves within it. Any injury to the spine must be treated immediately and requires a great deal of care to avoid complications.
Spine pain is a very common condition that can have a substantial negative impact on your quality of life, including loss of work time, inability to enjoy leisure activities and even depression. It’s your body’s natural response to injury or degenerative conditions. Usually, it’s resolved by time and non-surgical treatment, but it’s also important to know which conditions warrant a visit with a specialist.
The back is one of our most important anatomic structures, providing support and facilitating mobility and balance for the entire body, as well as protecting the spinal cord. Because of the loads placed on it each and every day, its bones (vertebrae), discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves are particularly susceptible to injury and other conditions that may have you reaching for the heating pad – or your doctor’s phone number. When you feel pain, it’s your body’s natural reaction to signals transmitted from the pain source, which travel through the nerves in the spinal cord and up to the brain.