The spine is made up of 3 sections that create the S curve called the Cervical, the Thoracic, and the Lumbar regions, from top to bottom. Kyphosis is a term used for the postural or congenital disease where the spine becomes abnormally rounded and curves the back. It is believed that African American women are two to three times more likely than Caucasian women to develop a condition in which a vertebra in the Lumbar region slips out of place which is called Spondylolisthesis. Cigarette smoking is linked to the development of Sciatica because nicotine and the other chemicals inhibit and decrease the ability of the human body to deliver nutrients to the discs in the lower back. Sad to say that the second most common neurological ailment behind headaches is lumbago, most commonly referred to as lower back pain.
The abundance of back problems throughout society is a good reason to find a qualified and respected back surgeon or Boise spine surgery practice to help get rid of your pain. The process should start with consulting your family physician who can often refer you to a back surgeon who has a proven track record of success. A back surgeon should be able to discuss treatment options with you along with potential risks and rewards of the surgery. Typically a back surgeon explains how things will go after back surgery but the number one rule is to take it easy and allow yourself time to heal. The back is a tricky part of the human anatomy and a back surgeon can make things much easier.