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Herniated Disc Disease

August 15, 2015
herniated discs

Herniated Disc Disease is a common medical condition that can affect any area of the spine. In fact, about one in three adults who have or have had back pain, actually suffer from some kind of disc abnormality, either Degenerative Disc Disease or Herniated Disc Disease. If you’re over 60, those odds increase to more than one in two…

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Degenerative Disc Disease

July 15, 2015
degenerative disc disease

Our spinal vertebrae and spinal cord are protected by fibrocartilaginous discs that act as shock absorbers, helping our spines move, flex and support our weight. Picture a jelly donut with a Kevlar-like outer shell, the annulus, filled with a fibrous marmalade, the pulposus. Due to time, use, and injury, the annulus outer layer can develop tiny tears…

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Pinched Spinal Nerve (Radiculopathy)

May 15, 2015
pinched nerve radiculopathy

A pinched nerve (Radiculopathy) is a nerve that has become constricted by surrounding tissue. This nerve compression can disrupt regular function and cause pain, numbness, weakness or a “pins and needles” sensation, beginning in the affected area and radiating outward to the extremities….

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Sciatica – Radiating Leg Pain

March 15, 2015
sciatica radiating leg pain

Sciatica is pain caused by a medical problem in or around the sciatic nerve. Because the Sciatic Nerve runs from the lower back down into each leg, the associated pain may be referred. While lower back pain is the most common symptom of Sciatica, you may also feel pain in your hips, buttocks or legs, often on a specific side of the body…

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Facet Joint Inflammation Pain

February 15, 2015
facet joint inflammation pain

Inflammation or injury to the Facet Joints is one of the most common causes of neck pain or back pain. In fact, Facet Joint Pain, also known as Facet Joint Syndrome or Facet Joint Sprain, accounts for about 30 percent of all reported cases of back pain. Many of these cases are caused by osteoarthritis…

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Spinal Stenosis

January 15, 2015
spinal stenosis

The spinal cord and spinal nerves are surrounded by protective vertebrae and ligaments that hold those vertebrae together. In a healthy spine, these vertebrae and ligaments offer plenty of room for the spinal cord and nerves. Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that applies pressure to the spinal cord and nerve roots…

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Osteoarthritis

December 15, 2014

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of joint pain, especially pain in the knee, hip, shoulder, neck and individual vertebrae along the spine. This progressive, degenerative condition robs millions of people of their quality of life every year. And the number affected by this disease is growing. In fact, by 2030, it’s expected that more than 67 million Americans will have been diagnosed with some form of Osteoarthritis.

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Knee Osteoarthritis

November 15, 2014

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions related to knee pain, especially as we age. This progressive condition is caused by wear and tear on our joints over time. As the largest joints in the body, our knees do a lot of the work necessary to carry weight, provide balance and allow movement. Because of this frequent use and routine stress, knee joints are especially at risk for developing symptoms leading to osteoarthritis…

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Hip Osteoarthritis

October 15, 2014

We depend on our hips for many things every day. This sturdy ball-and-socket joint is, essentially, the epicenter of all physical movement. Whether we are standing, sitting, bending, twisting, walking, running, squatting, dancing — any movement you can think of — our hips are right there for us, facilitating that movement…

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Neck Osteoarthritis (Cervical Spondylosis)

September 15, 2014

Osteoarthritis of the neck, also known as Cervical Spondylosis, is the term doctors use to describe age-related wear and tear of the discs and vertebrae along the cervical (upper) spine. This condition is evident in more than 85 percent of men and 75 percent of women over the age of 60…

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