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Brief Note on Some of the Common Types of Spinal Diseases

Habtamu Fekadu Gemede*

Department of Biology, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Habtamu Fekadu Gemede
Department of Biology, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia

Received: 05-May-2023, Manuscript No. JMAHS-23-98445; Editor assigned: 09-May-2023, Pre QC No. JMAHS-23-98445 (PQ); Reviewed: 23-May-2023, QC No. JMAHS-23-98445; Revised: 30-May-2023, Manuscript No. JMAHS-23-98445 (R); Published: 06-Jun-2023, DOI: 10.4172/2319-9865.12.2.006.

Citation: Gemede HF. Brief Note on Some of the Common Types of Spinal Diseases. RRJ Med Health Sci. 2023; 12:006.

Copyright: © 2023 Gemede HF. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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There are many perceived spinal sicknesses, some more normal than others. The term "cervical spine disease" also refers to conditions that affect the vertebrae of the neck. The cervical spine has a lot of flexibility, so it's common for people to hurt that area a lot, especially over long periods of time. Degenerative disc disease, cervical stenosis, and cervical disc herniation are some of the most prevalent conditions affecting the cervical spine. When the discs in each neck vertebra start to separate and disintegrate over time, degenerative disc disease develops. Since every vertebra can cause torment in various region of the body, the aggravation from the illness can be detected toward the back, leg, neck region, or even the arms. It is possible to experience pain in the neck as well as numbness in the hands and arms when the gap in the spinal canal begins to narrow. Those are signs and symptoms of cervical stenosis. In cervical disc herniation, the fibres in the discs between each vertebra can begin to deteriorate.


Scoliosis is a common spinal condition in which the spine curves, typically in the shape of a "C" or "S," which is less common in younger people. This is most normal in young ladies, yet there is no particular reason for scoliosis. A couple of side effects happen for one with this sickness, which incorporate inclination tired in the spinal locale or spinal pains.

Lumbar spinal stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is characterized by a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar region of the vertebrae. In most cases, scoliosis is the cause of uneven hips or shoulders or a curve in the spine. The spinal cords nerve root may become compressed as a result, causing pain in the lower back and limbs. Different side effects incorporate impeded strolling and a marginally stooped pose because of loss of circle level and protruding of the plate. Lumbar spinal stenosis is exceptionally pervasive with 9.3% of everybody delivering side effects and the number is proceeding to ascend in patients more established than 60. It's by and large a sign for spinal medical procedure in patients more seasoned than 65 years of age. Nonetheless, there is a dread among most patients that main medical procedure is the remedy for such circumstances and spine medical procedure is extremely unsafe. There are numerous non-careful medicines accessible to forestall, stop and surprisingly, switch numerous spine sicknesses. Likewise, some medical procedure patients can be worked on in a childcare method or with least length of stay in emergency clinic, with measurably great outcomes.

Spina bifida

Spina bifida is the most well-known deformity affecting the Central Nervous System (CNS). Myelomeningocele is the most severe and common form of Spina Bifida. People with Myelomeningocele are brought into the world with a not completely melded spine, and hence uncovering the spinal line through an opening toward the back. Problems with the bowel and bladder, weakness and loss of sensation below the level of the lesion, paralysis, or orthopedic issues are some of the symptoms. In general, the severity of the functional impairment for the individual increases with the level of the spinal lesion.

Cauda equina syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome is a rare condition that affects the spinal nerves in the lower back region known as the Cauda equina. Side effects incorporate lower back torment, bladder unsettling influences, gut brokenness, and sedation or paresthesia between the thighs. Surgery may be an option to prevent progressive neurological changes.


A spinal tumor is when unusual tissue begins to grow and spread in the spinal cords or columns. The abnormal tissue is formed by rapidly multiplying abnormal cells in a specific area. In general, tumors are classified as either benign, or non-cancerous, or malignant, or cancerous, and either primary or secondary. The symptoms of spinal tumors can vary depending on the type of tumor, the region of the spine, and the patient's health. Secondary spinal tumors begin elsewhere and spread to the spinal region, whereas primary spinal tumors begin in either the spinal cord or the spinal column. Back torment is the most widely recognized side effect and it very well may be an issue on the off chance that the agony is extreme, has a time period that endures longer than it would for a typical physical issue, and turns out to be more terrible while setting down or very still. Loss of muscle function, loss of bowel or bladder function, leg pain, scoliosis, or even unusual sensations in the legs are other symptoms, aside from back pain. The primary tumor does not have a known cause, but researchers have looked into possible solutions. Malignant growth might be connected to qualities since research shows that in specific families, the occurrences of spinal cancers are higher. Von Hippel-Lindau disease and Neurofibromatosis 2 are two genetic conditions that may affect spinal tumors.