Back pain is an unfortunately common ailment for many adults, and there are many causes. Understanding the cause is important to finding the most effective treatment. Lower back pain is often caused by disc displacement in the spine, making daily activities nearly impossible.
You deserve to live a pain-free life, and KureSmart Pain Management can help. Our locations throughout Maryland and Michigan offer patient-centered treatments to manage and relieve back pain using multidisciplinary treatment teams.
What Is Disc Displacement?
Disc displacement occurs when a disc has fallen out of alignment in the spine. Spinal discs provide cushioning during daily activities, keeping vertebrae separated and aligned. When a disc becomes displaced, this cushioning is gone, causing severe and chronic pain.
Disc displacement occurs most frequently in the lower back, or lumbar spine, leading to chronic lower back pain. If you suffer from chronic back pain and find it difficult to complete daily tasks, you may have a disc out of alignment. Seek treatment before it becomes debilitating.
What Causes Disc Displacement?
Your spinal column is made of a series of bones called vertebrae that are stacked on top of each other. In between each vertebrae are discs that act as shock absorbers, absorbing impact and preventing vertebrae from moving. Vertebrae are also held in place by muscles and ligaments, so even small changes to this area can lead to serious problems.
As we age, this complex system of nerves, muscles, and ligaments loses elasticity, density, and fluid volume. This process is called disc degeneration. Men between the ages of 35-50 are more likely to suffer from disc displacement than women, as are people who are obese or work in manual labor.
Disc Displacement Symptoms
The most common symptom is pain at the affected vertebra, and is most likely to occur in the lower back. Other symptoms include tingling, numbness, weak muscles, back stiffness, or muscle spasms. The pain will likely increase over time and begin to prevent you from performing daily activities.
Disc Displacement Treatment
KureSmart Pain Management focuses on treating back pain with minimally invasive procedures and specific treatment plans that allow patients to continue their daily routines. Every patient is different, which is why we urge people suffering from back pain to schedule a diagnostic consultation to determine their condition and begin developing a treatment plan. Request your appointment online or call us at (877) 621-1269 today.