Is Surgery The Right Choice For Spinal Problems ?

The neck consists of 7 vertebrates which help in protecting the spinal cord. Most nerves exiting from our neck are responsible for controlling the upper back, arms, hands, head and face. Two most common spinal problems are pain and headaches. Treatment options for curvature of spine depend on how fast the curvature is progressing or how worst is it going to get.

Some of the treatment methods are listed as follows:

Observation-Minor curvature does not require any treatment. Exercises are required to provide strength to your muscles and increase your flexibility. These exercises will not cure the curvature but provide some relief from pain and muscle stiffness.

Surgeries-For some people the curve of their spine does not exceed 40 degrees when they have reached adulthood. In that case surgery may not be required. On the other hand, if the curvature is progressing even after adulthood surgery is required. For more information regarding treatment of spine you can visit progressivespineandsports.com/orthopedics/sports-medicine/.

Bracing is used in those cases of curvature of the spine which are progressing slowly. Braces should be worn during the day or night as referred by the doctor. But bracing will only prove helpful if you follow doctor's directions and wear the brace accordingly.