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Additional Common Issues and Information

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

Degenerative Disc Disease, which can develop during the natural aging process or from injury, when one or more of the discs between vertebrae weaken. The disease typically begins when small tears appear in the disc wall, resulting in pain, numbing or tingling in the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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’...

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