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Síntomas degenerativos de la columna

Degenerative spine symptoms can take a toll on your daily life. Everyday movements like cooking, stretching, tying your shoes, or gardening can become complex and painful. To better understand this condition and the specific symptoms it causes, you can work more closely with your doctor to develop an effective treatment plan if this condition is affecting you.

Degenerative Spine Causes

Joints, ligaments, muscles, discs, and vertebrae make up your spine. Both the joints and discs contain cartilage that makes your neck and back movements smooth and comfortable. As you age, this cartilage begins to break down and become brittle, meaning it can no longer sustain the impact of your body’s movements.

Conditions like bulging or herniated discs can come from degenerative disc disease, among other conditions. Weak joint cartilage can lead to the development of bone spurs. These develop as the body’s way of protecting itself from the pain caused by arthritic joints rubbing against each other.

Symptoms may occur in the arms or legs if this condition causes spinal cord compression or nerve roots.

Síntomas comunes

There are many symptoms associated with this condition. Specifically, like symptoms for any related condition vary from person to person, patients with a degenerative spine condition often develop:

  • Enfermedad degenerativa del disco. Esta condición puede causar dolor localizado e irradiado, hormigueo, entumecimiento y debilidad.
  • Artritis degenerativa de la columna. Con la artritis espinal, puede experimentar palpitaciones y sensibilidad cálidas, rango de movimiento limitado o flexibilidad disminuida.

Los síntomas degenerativos de la columna vertebral varían según la región de la columna afectada por la compresión del nervio:

  • Columna cervical degenerativa. This affects the upper neck and back and causes potential neck, shoulders, arms, and hand symptoms.
  • Columna torácica degenerativa. Esto afecta la región media de la espalda y, a menudo, causa síntomas alrededor de la caja torácica o la parte inferior del cuerpo.
  • Columna lumbar degenerativa. Esta condición afecta la espalda baja; es posible que sienta síntomas en los pies, los glúteos, las piernas y el coxis.

Opciones de tratamiento

Suppose you’ve spoken with your doctor about your symptoms and have been diagnosed with a degenerative spine disorder. In that case, your doctor may recommend a nonsurgical treatment routine combining mild exercise, hot and cold packs, pain medication, and other treatment methods.

If nonsurgical treatments cannot provide relief and your doctor has suggested surgery, consider the minimally invasive procedures performed at BEST Health System. Contáctenos today to learn more about our services.