Degenerative Spinal Disorders

Spinal degenerative disorders point to any condition of the spinal column in which wear and tear occur in the bone and soft tissues of the spine. The leading cause of wear and tear is aging & so degenerative spinal disorder is perpetually associated with older people. Also, individuals who put a prolonged & increased strain on their necks and backs can increase the risk of early wear and tear. Degenerative spine disorders is a general term which compromises of many types of complications that can simultaneously be present in a patient.


Herniated Discs

In this condition bulging of the disc is occurs. The bulging of a disc is noticed within each vertebral bone of the spine.
This usually occurs over the years, but sudden trauma can also cause a herniated disc. The most usually affected sites are lumbar herniated discs and cervical herniated discs.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a state where the spinal column narrows down and begins compressing the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis usually is a gradual process. If the narrowing is insignificant, no symptoms are visible. Problem arises when there is too much narrowing that compresses the nerves. Spinal stenosis can happen anyplace along the spine

Degenerative Disc Disease

Typically, the spine and every ligament and muscular support are steady & only move in specific ways. Yet, with critical degenerative disc disease, the natural stability of a spine can slack and start significant instability in particular areas. Instability can commence pain and injury to the spinal cord or nerves, which can induce neurological symptoms. Weakness & instability can also happen as the consequence of an injury that tears supporting soft tissues or fractures bones of the spine.

Degenerative Spine Disorders Symptoms

  • Lower back pain that is gets more acute while sitting
  • Back pain exacerbated when bending, lifting and turning
  • Continuous switching positions to relieve distress


Treatment options for degenerative spine disorders vary from person to person and his condition. Some may require conservative therapy along with physical therapy and rest; this may solve their problem. While some may need surgical intervention.