Back and neck pain, like grey hair and forgetting where you placed your keys, appears to come as we get older. However, the issue is one of degree. What is the maximum amount of back discomfort that is considered abnormal? Is that sharp stabbing sensation merely "creakiness" that comes with age or an indication of something more serious?

What causes back pain or neck pain?

  1. Discs
    The gel-like cushions between the vertebrae-are often the source of back or neck pain (bones in the spine). They allow your back to extend and flex while retaining your spine's natural curvature. Most importantly, while you walk or run, discs absorb trauma.

    Herniated discs are the most prevalent cause of back pain in younger people. Still, they are also a significant source of discomfort in elderly patients. They get stiffened, leading to higher chances of a herniated disc. A herniated disc occurs when a disc ruptures, releasing its jelly-like substance and aggravating adjacent nerves.

  2. Arthritis
    Osteoarthritis, a "wear-and-tear" kind of arthritis, is another prevalent source of back or neck pain.

    The joints that link the vertebrae are lined with cartilage, a flexible, elastic tissue. As you become older, the cartilage in your joints deteriorates. The discs lose water and become narrower simultaneously, putting extra pressure on the joints. Inflammation is caused by this pressure, which can result in back discomfort.

    Cervical spondylosis is a kind of spinal StenosisStenosis that affects the neck (arthritis of the neck). When the bones and cartilage in the neck encounter abnormal wear, cervical spondylosis develops.

  3. Spinal StenosisStenosis
    Spinal StenosisStenosis is a condition that affects the spine.

    When one or more spine sections narrow, it is called spinal StenosisStenosis. The narrowing compresses the spinal cord or nerves, resulting in pain, numbness, or cramping.
    One of the most common causes of spinal StenosisStenosis is ageing, although it can also be caused by:

    • Arthritis
    • Disc herniation
    • Disc herniation
    • Injuries to the spinal cord

The Center for Wellness and Pain Care of Las Vegas has the best neck and back clinic in Las Vegas. This neck and back clinic in Las Vegas work one-on-one with each patient to determine the best course of action for you as a whole. We think that the patient as a whole, not just the pain, should be treated.

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