A spine disorder refers to an abnormality of the spine in any location from the neck to the lower back. Because as the spinal column acts as the main support for your body and protects your spinal cord, many disorders of the spine can be painful, and in some cases, degenerative.
There are several types of spine disorders, including:
While some people are born with spine disorders, common causes for spine disorders include accidents or falls, cognitive disorders, inflammation, infections, injuries and degenerative wear and tear that comes with the natural aging process.
The following factors can increase a person’s risk of developing a spine disorder:
Symptoms for spine disorders vary depending on the specific disorder. As the spine acts as the main support for the body, spine disorders can often affect other parts of the body.
Common symptoms of spine disorders include:
Treatment for disorders of the spine varies from person to person, depending on the type of spine disorder. Banner Health offers the following treatment options for spine disorders:
Depending on your spine condition and the severity, your doctor will talk to you about the spine treatment options available. Learn more about non-surgical and surgical spine treatments here.
We know spinal disorders can be painful and debilitating. The compassionate and expert staff at Banner Health is ready to help diagnose and relieve your spine disorder symptoms.