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, explains how arthritis is related to back pain. "In the elderly there are arthritic changes in the back. So, at about age 30 we start to see changes, like little bit disc issue's ligamentum flavum, which are the ligaments of the spine". According to Mahajer, it is important to identify what is normal aging of the spine and what is a pathology or a problem in the spine depending on the patient's symptoms.
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.
Sciatica is when the pressure on the sciatic nerve causes radiating pain that runs down one or both legs. Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, says it occurs when you have pain in the back: "It's from the lumbar region, so you have three sections of the spine and then it's a nerve root that is pinched in the back that radiates all the way down your leg". Sciatica is extremely common, it is estimated that there are more than three million cases per year in the United States.