According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 80% of the human population has had or will have back pain. By its unstable anatomy, the spine is susceptible to generate pains due to bad body balance.
The spine hurts among the young, the adult, and the elderly. This is because its structure is not fit to receive all of the kinds of physical efforts we would like to exert. Traumas such as car crashes and even falling often damage its structure. Sports also have consequences when practiced erroneously and intensively. As an example, disk hernias can happen at any age and there is no way to avoid them.
In older people with osteoporosis, spontaneous ( fragility ) fractures of the vertebrae and deformities may occur which may impact the individual’s life.
A transparent and honest conversation between orthopedic and patient is important to better manage the sequelae of traumas and to adjust the individual’s expectations regarding their daily lives.
The good news is that treatments suited to each situation allow a high comfort rate and ease the physical limitations of individuals with neck and low back pain, disc herniations and deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis.