Fat alone is inflammatory and having a lot of an additional fat can cause a little low-grade inflammation, degeneration of musculoskeletal system and increase blood sugar. All of these factors can cause a high risk to have advanced glycation end products (AGEs) that causes degeneration of the discs, explains Dr. Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center. The specialist also says if a physician tells the patient, who is 50 or 60, that he has arthritis in the spine, It's a normal product.
A flat back chair is all a person needs, says Dr. Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center. The doctor explains that kind of chair keeps good lumbar lordosis and keeps people sitting erect. “That's probably the best thing," he says. New technologies have caused “tech neck" and “text neck", the specialist affirms. “It's everybody bending over with their chin to their chest texting and their head flexed. “That's not a good position for the neck," he adds.
Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, gives some tips to prevent back pain, like using bodyweight or gravity resistance exercises to start and then you can talk to your physician about exercises and have some guidance in Pilates or Yoga. As a specialist, Mahajer focuses on what the patient is doing, what they were doing before the pain and what they want to get back. He also says in his office it is very common patients with kinesiophobias, that is when somebody is afraid to move, to bend, or to walk because they twisted one time and the pain was severe. That is why it is important to see a doctor in case of a back pain.
Spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease and deformity are other causes of low back pain. Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, says osteoarthritis happens to all humans on earth and it starts at the age of 30.
Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, explains where the pain comes from and what we can do about it. He says low back pain basically starts at the bottom of the ribs and goes all the way down to the bottom of your gluteal fold. He highlights you can also have radiating pain or sciatica and that is from the nerve root, which gets pinched and then that pain can radiate down the leg.