There are many reasons why you may be experiencing spine pain. A herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, spinal stenosis, cervical radiculopathy, spondylolisthesis, and injury caused by an accident or a direct blow can all cause spine pain.
A herniated disc is the protrusion of the shock-absorbing discs in between each vertebra. It can cause pain and neural issues, radiating in other parts of the body – often the low back, buttocks, and legs. Degenerative disc disease is when the discs become worn down – or dehydrated – over time. This causes painful bone-on-bone contact. And it can also lead to a herniated disc.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing the spinal canal. It creates pain and pressure on your spine and nerves. Cervical radiculopathy is a pinched nerve in the neck – causing pain. Spondylolisthesis, on the other hand, is the slippage of a vertebra out of its normal position.
Spine pain may also be caused by injury – such as a fracture, sprain, or strain. Pregnancy or arthritis may also cause pain or pressure to build in the spine. If you are experiencing another type of bone pain, check out our article here.