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Board-certified and expert orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgery, Dr. Erin Nance, speaks to BestLife about Incredible Ways Your Body Changes After 40

She is quoted saying:

1.  You’re more likely to have back problems

“The highest [risk of] developing a herniated lumbar disc is among people aged 30 to 50 years old,” says Erin Nance, MD. Common symptoms include lower back pain and pain that radiates into your buttocks and legs.

The good news? According to Nance, rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications are all effective treatments. “The majority of patients will have improvement in their symptoms within three months.”

2. You’re at an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome

According to Nance, “tingling of the thumb, index, and middle fingers and nighttime pain” are common symptoms, so make sure to watch out for these warning signs as you get older.


Read the original article on BestLife.