Do not Ignore Spine Disorders

Spine is one of the strongest parts of the body. As soon as the main support body bone is disrupted, so that the pain will strike disrupted productivity. That's why do not ignore the pain of the spine.

As bipeds stood up straight, the human spine is a very vital organ of the body as it works to sustain weight loss. Includes the bones of the spine neck (cervical), middle back (thoracic), and lower back (lumbar / waist).

This complex structure can be back driven bending, twisting and support the load carried humans, so it is also susceptible to problems. Changes in the structure or any small balance can cause pain when moving.

When the spinal nerves are located along the spine to injury, there will be the risk of pain or numbness in the body part. While severe back injury can cause permanent damage to the spinal cord and paralysis.

Spine surgeon from Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore, Dr.Chua Soo Young, explains, disorders of the spine can be caused by many things, such as musculoskeletal disorders, which shattered the bone, joint disorders, infections, until the tumor.

But the majority of people with spinal pain caused by lack of physical activity, poor posture, obesity, and physical and mental stress experienced.

In addition there are risk factors associated with employment, including hard physical labor, doing work with a static position such as standing still or sitting in one place for a long time.

"In people whose jobs often move the neck, such as the police or a taxi driver, usually often mengelami neck pain disorders," he said when met at an event in Jakarta, some time ago.


Chua explains, the handling of spinal disorders rely heavily on the results of the initial examination. "To ensure the accurate scanning problem should be done," said the doctor who had become the Deputy Chief of Spine Services at Changi General Hospital, Singapore, this.

There is now available a variety of diagnostic tests for spinal cord injuries, ranging from X-Ray, to PET-SCAN can find small tumors in the spine.

Chua said the handling of problems of the spine do not always end up on the operating table, even thought most patients are not operated on.

"If the results of the scan and investigation showed no bone or nerve problem, maybe the problem is just in the muscles so that the massage treatment is enough," he said.

However, he said any complaints should not be ignored in the spine so that the problem does not gain weight. Improper handling at the beginning can also adversely affect the course of the disease.

Not all disorders of the spine can also be treated. "There is a disorder that occurs only in certain body positions, such as stooped too long, so that you can do is avoid certain positions that trigger," he explained.

He also suggested the importance of healthy lifestyle habits such as avoiding smoking and active exercise. "In addition to doing cardio exercises, strengthening exercises also do the muscles and joints," he concluded.