The Inflammatory Process of Neck Pain (II)

In the previous article, we have started an article about the inflammatory process of neck pain. Now, we will continue to write further about the specified topic.

Progressive Stages to a Cervical Disc Herniation
There are a lot of factors that can increase the risk of disc herniation. The risks are as follows:

Lifestyle choices
Negative lifestyle choices, such as lack of exercise, cigarette use, alcoholic beverages consumption and inadequate nutrition significantly contribute to poor health of your discs.

Body ages
As you get older, you will have natural biochemical changes inside your body which cause the discs to steadily dry out. This condition will affect the strength and resiliency of your disc.

Poor body posture
How many times you perform a poor body posture? You do not want to be the hunchback of Notre Dame, right?

Therefore, you should perform the right body posture and combined with frequent use of correct body mechanics to avoid additional stress to your cervical spine.

If you still perform incorrect body mechanics as your daily habit plus poor body posture, then try to imagine about combine these factors with the consequences from incorrect lifting, twisting, injury along with daily wear and tear. Now, you will understand why your disc may herniate.

Remember, herniation can develop gradually in weeks or months and also suddenly.

Steps to a Herniated Disc
The following factors would include to the stages to a herniated disc:

  • Sequestered or Disc Sequestration
    Your nucleus pulposus breaks through your annulus fibrosus. Then, the nucleus pulposus lies outside the disc in the spinal canal (Herniated Nucleus Pulposus).
  • Extrusion
    Within the disc, your nucleus pulposus breaks into your annulus fibrosus (read or article titled “The Inflammatory Process of Neck Pain I” for further understanding about nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus).
  • Prolapse
    Prolapse is also known as a protrusion or a bulge. The position or form of your disc changes along with some minor impingement into your spinal canal.
  • Disc degeneration
    As your body gets older, chemical changes will happen inside your body and causes your discs to weaken, but with no herniation problem.

You should consult with your doctor and other health care professionals to get a better knowledge and information about the inflammatory process neck pain.

Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about the inflammatory process of neck pain.

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