During Pain Awareness Month, Let’s Raise Awareness For Spinal Disorders

This September is Pain Awareness Month, and what better way to raise awareness than to talk about one of the most debilitating and painful conditions: spinal disorders. Spinal disorders can cause various symptoms, from chronic pain to paralysis. This blog post will explore some of the most common spinal disorders and what you can do to help prevent them.

What is Pain Awareness Month? 

Pain Awareness Month is an annual event that takes place in September. It is a time to raise awareness about pain and its impact on our lives. During Pain Awareness Month, we also honor those who suffer from chronic pain and their caregivers. This event is essential because it helps shed light on a topic often hidden in the shadows.

How Does Pain Affect Us?

Pain is a natural and often debilitating problem affecting millions worldwide. Working, enjoying hobbies, and living a full and productive life can be difficult. Pain Awareness Month is an opportunity to unite and support those suffering from pain, promoting awareness and understanding of this hidden epidemic.

What Are Some Common Spinal Disorders?

Many different types of spinal disorders can occur. Some of the more common disorders include:

Spinal stenosis: A condition that occurs when the space around the spinal cord narrows. This can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing pain, numbness, and weakness.

Disc herniation: Occurs when the soft cushion between the vertebrae is damaged, allowing the inner material to leak out. This can put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves and cause pain.

Spondylolisthesis: A condition in which one of the vertebrae slips out of place. This can put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves and cause pain.

Scoliosis: When the spine curves to the side. Symptoms can cause pain, difficulty breathing, and problems with balance.

Your Spine Pain Is Treatable

During Pain Awareness Month, it is important to raise awareness for spinal disorders. Spinal disorders can often cause pain, and many people are unaware of the options available to them for treatment. 

Dr. Jason C. Tinley is a spinal specialist who can help you identify the source of your pain and develop a treatment plan. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Tinley in Dallas today to get started on relieving your pain. You can call us at 817-916-4685.

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