Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc

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The bones that make up the length of the spine are called the vertebrae. Between each of these vertebrae, there is a soft disc. These discs are designed to absorb impacts, protecting the structure of the spine. When one of these discs becomes damaged, the soft interior of the disc can sometimes protrude through the disc wall. This is called …

Chronic Neck Pain

Chronic Neck Pain

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Occasional neck pain is not uncommon for most people. Usually, there‚Äôs a clear and understandable reason for the pain. Maybe you slept in a bad position, spent a long day hunched over a desk or were involved in some sort of accident or fall. In most cases, the pain is temporary and you get relief in a few hours or …

Chronic Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain

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At one point or another, most people will experience some kind of back pain. It is, in fact, among the most reported medical ailments, along with the common cold, and accounts for the majority of disability claims in younger workers. The majority of back ailments fall under the umbrella of acute back pain, which is temporary and will go away …

Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headaches

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Migraine headaches affect more than 36 million Americans, according to estimates by the American Migraine Foundation. These powerful, throbbing headaches usually occur on one side of the head and can last from four hours to three days or more. They may happen rarely or several times a month. Migraines are often accompanied by other symptoms, including nausea and vomiting or …

chronic shoulder pain

Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder pain is one of the most common forms of joint pain, affecting as many as 30% of people at some point in their lives. A common cause of shoulder pain is a condition called suprascapular neuropathy – irritation of the suprascapular nerve, a major nerve which branches from the cervical spine and through the shoulder. The suprascapular nerve is …

lumbar spinal stenosis

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) occurs when there are changes in the shape and size of the spinal canal. As we age, the bones, discs, and joints of the lower back degenerate, causing bulging discs, thickening of spinal ligaments and enlarged joints. Vertebrae may slip out of alignment and rub against each other, causing the growth of bone spurs of the …

Lumbar Spondylosis

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Lumbar spondylosis is a degenerative disc disease affecting the spinal joints in the lower back. When working properly, the soft discs between vertebrae provide cushioning, allowing for free movement of the spine. When the discs of the lower back become compressed, it can lead to the development of spondylosis. This compression can lead to the degeneration of cushioning between the …

Lumbar Radiculopathy

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Lumbar radiculopathy, also known as sciatica, is a condition related to the damage, irritation, or compression of nerves in the lower back. Often, the pain related to radiculopathy is the result of a pinched or irritated nerve in the spine. Damage to the lumbar nerves can result in symptoms such as pain, numbness, weakness, motor control deficits, tingling, or loss …

Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome

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The facet joints of the spine, located in the back portion of the vertebrae, provide stability and control to the motion of the spine. Even though little movement takes place between each vertebrae, the complete chain of facet joints give the spine its flexibility. When these facet joints are injured, inflamed, or begin to deteriorate, patients can experience mild to …

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

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Disc degeneration is a condition that develops in areas of frequent movement in the lumbar spine. The lumbar portion of the spinal column, or the lower back, is especially prone to disc degeneration, as it can be subject to excessive stress and movement. The desiccation or dehydration of the disc can reduce the size and flexibility of the disc, causing …