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Age-related changes in the spine

Spine – the main pillar of our body , which over the years , like all organs and systems , is also subject to change. So , intervertebral discs gradually become thinner and bone tissue due to various negative factors undergoes degenerative- dystrophic changes .

As a rule, the above changes are observed in the age of 45-50 years , which is a normal variant . If these processes have been reported in persons under 40 years old, it is likely that it is a pathological process .

Unfortunately , I must admit that today the disease of the spinal column noticeably younger. Most doctors attribute this state of affairs with a sedentary lifestyle , metabolic disorders , obesity ( thereby increasing the load on the spine ) , poor environmental conditions and many other factors .

The first ” strike” on the intervertebral discs

The first signs of age-related changes occur in the intervertebral discs. There are several reasons . First, the food deteriorates with age cartilage , including due to multiple microtraumas that were obtained throughout life . Furthermore, compressed blood vessels surrounding the disk , thereby deteriorating its power . Sedentary lifestyle , bad habits and overweight only promote ( accelerate ) the development of such disorders. On the ability to make everyday walking outdoors , swim and lead an active lifestyle. This will strengthen the bloodstream and stimulates metabolism , which would prolong the youth of the spine. Continue reading