Spine conditions sound scary, but you should educate yourself on some common ones. Without this knowledge, you’ll be lost if something happens. Here are some common lumbar issues that people experience.

A lumbar disc herniation is one of the most common back issues. A disc is a soft pad between two vertebrae of the spine. It can rupture, or herniate, and cause pain. Some symptoms are lower back pain, leg pain, and muscle spasms.

Sciatica is a condition that usually begins from a herniated disc. Sciatica means that the body’s longest nerve is being compressed. The lower back usually hurts badly. The pain can spread to the legs and feet. There can also be tingling or burning feelings, muscle weakness, and numbness.

Scoliosis degenerative describes a condition where the spine begins to curve into a C-shape thanks to joint degeneration. Scoliosis begins to cause pain in the back and legs. As symptoms progress, it might become harder and harder to walk.

You should know the symptoms of spine conditions in case something ever happens to your back. It’s best to keep aware of these things so you can spot the signs and take proactive measures.

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