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(July 17, 2008) Herniated discs are extremely common back injuries. Herniated disc disease is due to a change in the structure of the normal disc. Most of the time, disc disease comes as a result of aging and the degeneration that occurs within the disc. Occasionally, severe trauma can cause a normal disc to ..
(July 17, 2008) Many patients with back pain, leg pain, or weakness of the lower extremity muscles are diagnosed with a herniated disc. Treatment of a herniated disc depends on a number of factors including: Symptoms experienced by the patient Age of the patient Activity level of the patient Presence of ..
(July 17, 2008) Otomy is the medical term for making an opening. A foraminotomy makes the opening of the foramen larger and relieves nerve compression. These openings in between the vertebrae are called Neuroforamin. When this opening is reduced due to a spinal problem or injury, there is less room for the nerves ..
(July 17, 2008) DDD can affect any part of the spine, although common sites are the lumbar (lower back) and cervical (neck) spine; thoracic DDD is very uncommon. Back or Neck pain is usually manageable with various conservative treatments options like surgical and non-surgical. NON SURGICAL TREATMENT: For acute ..
(July 17, 2008) Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is part of the natural process of growing older. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition in which the spinal discs start to dehydrate and shrink. Degenerative disc disease causes loss of disc height and less room between the vertebrae. This condition is ..
(July 17, 2008) Description of Posterior Cervical Disectomy - Posterior - From the Back Cervical - Neck Discectomy - Removal of the protruding part of the disc. This surgery is usually recommended for the problem of : 1. Herniated Nucleus Pulposus 2. Bone Spurs 3. Foraminal Stenosis 4. The main reason for this ..
(July 17, 2008) Anterior cervical discectomy is an operation performed on the upper spine to relieve pressure on one or more nerve roots, or on the spinal cord. The procedure is explained by the words anterior (front), cervical (neck), and discectomy (cutting out the disc). Discectomy literally means ..
(July 17, 2008) Cervical Corpectomy is an operation to remove a portion of the vertebra and adjacent intervertebral discs for decompression of the cervical spinal cord and spinal nerves. A bone graft with or without a metal plate and screws is used to reconstruct the spine and provide stability. The patient is ..
(July 17, 2008) Back pain pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. There are two categories of back pain: acute - this is where your back pain lasts for less than 3 months, and chronic - this is where your back pain develops ..