I am sure everyone who has any spinal problem has asked this question a hundred times.
I sort of feel that after dealing with spinal conditions for over 35 years, I have come to understand some of the good and the bad associated with this.
There are some major factors that are involved when someone asked why they are having spinal problems.
Just take a look at the way people pick up packages. People dont bend at the waist and instead reach over to pick up the package. I have a number of young kids that work at the package store and lift cases of wine, by just reaching down and picking it up. I tell them about how important it is to bend at the knees and bring things up slowly. Their response, Well, I am strong, no problem doing this
My reply Yes, you can do this now, but wait until later on in life, it will catch up to you.
This is something a long time valuable member (Z06) has stated. What we eat, how we eat, how we can let ourselves get overweight can be a big factor in spinal problems. Life style changes in terms of eating, drinking , smoking can play a huge role in what problems may crop up. Maybe not know, but later on.
This is the one that I am probably most guilty off. Ok, we are feeling good, so that gives us the green light to do so much more. After, we will pay the price. This is sort of a sense of denial. We know we have some problems, but we dont want to face it for whatever reason. So instead of addressing it, we tend to ignore it.
Even those of us who are strict with the way we do things, strict with the way we eat, etc, still wind up with spinal problems. How can that be? There is some degree of family background when it comes to this. I am not sure how much formal studies have been done on this, but there is some merit behind it.
This is one situation where we have no control of. A car accident, a major fall, a helicopter (Brenda) crash can cause a lot of damage. These are the things we almost have zero control over.
I think that everyone should take stock in to what they can control , forget about what they cant. I know what I can do to avoid future problems... And if I dont I have no one to blame but myself
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences