As a joke, we often refer to someone or something that is annoying as a “pain in the neck.” However, it is no joke if you are really suffering from chronic neck pain. It can prevent you from participating in activities you enjoy and affect your normal daily routine. However, you can stop the pain and perhaps find a new adventure in life just like Ronald, Susan, and Tracy have.
You have worked hard all your life. Now that you are retired, you have more time to devote to the activities you enjoy like golf, traveling or just keeping up with your grandkids. If you are experiencing lower back pain, you might not be enjoying your retirement as much as you had expected. Chronic back pain may hinder your ability to do the things you want to do.
You have worked hard all your life and have finally reached the stage where you can relax a bit and enjoy the activities you love to do. However, if chronic back or neck pain has robbed you of the enjoyment of being able to do those things, it is time to do something about it and get your adventure back. Laser spine surgery can be the answer you are looking for that will allow you to return your normal activities without the risks of going through a major surgical procedure and the lengthy recovery period that goes along with it.
After an accident, Randy suffered from extreme pain. He and his wife loved traveling in their RV, but the constant pain was getting worse and it looked as if they may have to give up their adventurous life. Instead of giving in to the pain, they decided to see if there was any way Randy could return to a healthy life. They reached out to Deuk Spine Institute and now Randy and his wife, have their adventure back!
What Is Sciatica?
More than half of Americans will experience sciatica in their lifetime. Usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 64, sciatica symptoms are characterized by low back pain that radiates into the legs and feet and is often accompanied by numbness and tingling in the feet and toes. 90% of sciatica cases are the result of a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, or lower back, that causes compression of the nerve root resulting in the strange symptoms such as the numb or tingling toes. Other risk factors that have been identified include height, mental stress, smoking, and occupational factors such as driving and high physical activity such as bending and twisting.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease where the cartilage that acts as a cushion to the tops of bones wears down. As a result, swelling and pain occur. When spinal osteoarthritis develops, the cartilage breaks down in the discs and joints in the neck and lower back. Often, bone spurs may develop that cause additional problems as they press against nerves that lead to the arms or legs from the spinal column, causing pain and weakness.
A common symptom of lower back injury or strain is feeling pain when standing. You may be inclined to avoid standing or other physical activity; however, unless your doctor has recommended bed rest, you will want to try to continue some level of activity within reason. Becoming sedentary may work against you in your recovery because it could cause you to lose muscle tone and flexibility, which can make your lower back pain worsen.