Nowadays, spending a lot of time sitting is the most common; However, it is one of the factors that accelerate the wear and aging of the spine of people, especially if you have bad posture.
An alarming figure reveals that 8 out of 10 patients who come to the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) have suffered some kind of injury or back pain.
Of these people, 70% seek to resolve it after one or two years suffering pain, causing the only option is surgery.
What are the main problems in the spine?
According to neurosurgeon José Augusto Ruiz, member of the AO Spine International Association, the main back diseases that afflict the world population are: Herniated Discs between the vertebrae, compressed nerves and structural wear of the spine.
This loss of support is a degenerative process that accelerates as the years go by, causing abnormal spaces between the vertebrae that compressed the nerves, which generates pain, decreased strength in the arms and legs, until the person is paralyzed in a wheelchair.
Also, these conditions may vary according to the patient’s age, according to the specialist.
For example, Herniated Disc appear between 20 and 40 years of age due to abrupt movements or overloading the spine; Depending on their size they cause pain or not, which makes it even more difficult to detect and prevent them in the future, due to it is the main causes of Sciatica.
While from 40 to 60 years old, the ligaments of the canal through which the nerves pass grow thick and compress them, affecting their function of carrying important messages throughout the body, which can lead to degenerative diseases, as they become accustomed to working in this way .
How to prevent or solve column aging?
The good news is that 80% of people who are treated with physical therapy in two weeks can be pain-free before the quality of life begins to decline, according to the specialist.
Some of the recommendations are: be alert to any pain, more if it extends to the leg, do exercises that strengthen the back such as swimming or yoga. Also, apply simple orthopedic devices at home such as Cordus and Sacrus that relax the deep muscles of difficult access to release and regenerate both disks and compressed nerves.