SPINAL STENOSIS

SPINAL STENOSIS

The spinal column contains open spaces to accommodate the spinal cords and nerves. When something occurs that causes these spaces to narrow, nerves can become compressed. This condition, called Spinal Stenosis, can interfere with normal nerve function, and may result...
CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY

CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY

Cervical Radiculopathy is the irritation or compression of one or more Nerve Roots in the Cervical Spine region. Symptoms of this condition may include pain, weakness, numbness and tingling, and may vary depending on the level of the injury. Affected areas may include...
HERNIATED DISCS

HERNIATED DISCS

When the center of the Vertebral Discs, the rubbery cushions that support Vertebra and give the spine flexibility, push through the discs’ outer walls, nearby Nerve Roots can be affected. Although some Herniated Discs cause no symptoms, others can cause pain,...
ANATOMY OF THE SPINE

ANATOMY OF THE SPINE

The Spinal Column, the body’s primary support structure, is made up of thirty-three bones, called Vertebrae, which are divided into five regions. Each region provides stability and specific functions for the body. From the upper part of the body downward, the regions...
FACET JOINT SYNDROME (ARTHRITIS)

FACET JOINT SYNDROME (ARTHRITIS)

Facet Joints help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. If they deteriorate, they become swollen and stiff, which causes Vertebral Bones to rub directly against each other. Depending on where the spine is damaged with this condition, the patient may...