Lumbar disc herniation Causes

Lumbar disc herniation Causes - Lumbar disc herniation...

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Lumbar disc herniation Causes Disc herniations can result from general wear and tear, such as when performing jobs that require constant sitting or lifting. Disc herniated when additional stress is applied to the anterior portion of the disc; this additional stress is transferred to the posterior part of the disc resulting in wear and tear and eventual herniation. Risk factors include:- Genetic susceptibility o Mutation in genes coding for proteins involved in the regulation of the extracellular matrix, such as MMP2 and THBS2, has been demonstrated to contribute to lumbar disc herniation Spinal trauma Lifestyle factors o Obesity o Diet o Heavy lifting using the back rather than the legs o Constant or long periods sitting Sciatica and Cauda Equina Syndrome have other causes which include:- Sciatica o Spinal stenosis due to causes such a osteoporosis and ankylosing spondylitis o Piriformis syndrome due to pressure on the sciatic nerve as it passes through the piriformis muscle
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