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What Causes Numbness in One Leg and How to Manage it?

Spine Conditions

Numbness in one leg can be caused by several issues affecting just the one side of the lower back and may include the following ...

Could You Have a Herniated Disc?

Spine Conditions

“My pain was very excruciating” Said Lenda, talking to CBS about her back pain. “I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t bend over. I couldn’t lie down”. You’ve probably had this pain yourse ...

What is Osteomyelitis of the Spine?

Spine Conditions

What is osteomyelitis of the spine? Everything you need to know is right in the name. Osteo- is the medical word (prefix in this case) which refers to the bone. Myel refers to the spinal cord or ...

Can a Herniated Disc Heal on its Own?

Spine Conditions

A herniated disc is a condition that occurs when a portion of the gelatinous materials inside the disc leaks or is pushed against the spinal column. The result is a persistently severe pain. ...

Where is Facet Joint Pain Felt?

Spine Conditions

Facet joint pain occurs as a result of overuse of the facet joints due to age, injury or arthritis and then result in severe chronic back pain. Facet joint pain is felt in the back all along the ...

Thoracic Herniated Disc Treatment Protocols

Spine Conditions

Herniation of a thoracic spine disc is a very serious problem. The thoracic spine consists of the 12 spinal bones (vertebrae) which make up the middle portion of the back and there is very littl ...

Scoliosis, Lordosis and Kyphosis

Spine Conditions

The human spine is made up of 33 vertebrae. The first 7 vertebrae are the cervical vertebrae located in the neck region, followed by 12 thoracic vertebrae located in the upper back, the next 5 l ...

Disc Decompression

Spine Conditions

Also known as percutaneous discectomy, disc decompression is a minimally invasive keyhole outpatient procedure used by doctors to treat painful discs in the spine. This procedure is performed by ...

Overview of Degenerative Disc Disease Treatments

Spine Conditions

Degeneration of the intervertebral discs is called degenerative disc disease (DDD). With this condition, minor injuries and repeated daily stresses eventually wear down the spine and cause back ...

What is a Bulging Disc?

Spine Conditions

A disc bulge means that at least 50% or more of the disc has pressure on it beyond the natural boundaries. This pressure is usually related to weakness or an increase in spinal load. The spinal ...
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