LUMBAR RADICULOPATHY (SCIATICA)

LUMBAR RADICULOPATHY (SCIATICA)

Nerve root or Sciatic nerve injury at any of the five vertebrae in the Lumbar Spine (L1 – L5), or at the level of the Sacrum, can lead to the irritation or compression of nerve roots in this area. The result can be pain, weakness, numbness and tingling, and may vary...
Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis

Damage to bones or joints can cause vertebrae to slip forward, distorting the Spinal Cord. This is called Spondylolisthesis. There are two types of this condition – Degenerative and Isthmic. In both cases, the patient may experience pain in the legs and feet from...
Scoliosis

Scoliosis

A small percentage of people are affected by a curvature of the spine, or Scoliosis. Although it may not require treatment, detection of Scoliosis during childhood is important, since it can inhibit normal lung growth. Scoliosis may also limit movement, and can worsen...
Kyphosis

Kyphosis

Kyphosis, an unnatural forward curving of the spine, results from collapsed vertebrae. This causes the back to appear hunched. Reasons for the condition may be bad posture, physical damage, or diseases such as Osteoporosis, Scheuermann’s Disease, Pott’s Disease or...
Where Back Pain Begins

Where Back Pain Begins

Various conditions can cause back and lower back pain. For example, the outer walls of the Vertebral Discs that cushion and separate the Vertebrae may weaken, either from natural aging or from injury. This can result in discomfort. Pain can also occur when the discs’...