Discs are located between the vertebrae and act as the shock absorbers of the spine. The discs are made up of fibrous layers-called annuli-surrounding a gel-like substance called the nucleus pulposus or nucleus. As we grow older we lose fluid from the discs. Discs begin losing blood supply by age 20 and start to become brittle and prone to crack. When discs crack, they release pain-causing chemicals from their center, a process called disc degeneration. Risk factors for low back pain are:
- Activity level
- Occupational environment
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There are muliple treatment options
when dealing with low back pain. At Pain Management Associates, we use a comprehensive approach to helping you return to a healthy lifestyle as free of back pain as possible. If you are within driving distance of Fort Wayne, then contact Pain Management
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