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4 Common Causes of Annular Tears

Your spine is a very important part of your body, allowing you to have the mobility you need to get through day to day activities. This is also why your spinal discs are incredibly important. However, spinal discs can easily develop annular tears. In fact, just about everyone who has aged beyond their teen years likely has annular tears. It is possible to avoid the development or worsening of existing tears by understanding the common causes of annular tears.

Sleeping with back pain

Sleeping With Back Pain- Tips for Protecting Your Spine

Your lower back has two essential jobs: supporting the majority of your body’s weight and allowing your body to sit, stand, walk, and even lie down. This is why it’s so important to protect your lower back when sleeping with back pain.

How Degenerative Disc Disease Affects Young People

Some young people have complained of experiencing chronic back pain, but degenerative disc disease usually isn’t considered a possible cause of their pain due to its association with older people.

Back pain caused by backpacks

Avoiding Back Pain Caused by Backpacks

Backpacks are an incredibly convenient way for both children and adults to carry the things they need throughout every day. Unfortunately, carrying all these items, while convenient, can place increased stress on your spine, especially if you’re carrying too much and not maintaining proper posture while wearing your backpack. This added stress, especially when placed upon the spine repetitively, can damage your spinal discs, leading to back pain, among other issues.