Spine Archives

Lumbar
Lumbar Spine What is the lumbar spine? The lower part of the back, also called the lumbar spine, is made up of five bones called vertebrae which are given the labels L1 through L5. The lumbar spine is located between the chest, or thoracic area, and the lowest portion of the spinal column, known as ...
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Sacrococcygeal
Sacrococcygeal: Definition What are the sacral vertebrae? The sacral vertebrae are located near the very bottom of the spinal column. They are located between the lumbar spine and the tailbone, which is also called the coccyx. The sacrum is shaped like a triangle. Its sacral vertebrae are fused together into one solid bone. The first ...
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Herniated Disk Useful Advice
Herniated Disc Useful Advice What is a herniated disc? A herniated disc occurs when the nucleus pulposus, which is the gel-like inner substance of an intervertebral disc, breaks through the annulus fibrosus, which is the tough, outer rim of the tire-like structure. Pain is the most common symptom. However, nerve compression and inflammation can cause other symptoms ...
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Degenerative Disc Disease Exercises
Exercises for Degenerative Disc Disease Degenerative disc disease generally causes pain in the low back, but if a damaged disc pinches a nerve root in the lower back, it can also cause pain that radiates into the buttocks, thigh and shoots down the thigh into the leg. This type of pain is known as sciatica. ...
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Laminectomy (Laminotomy)
Laminectomy (Laminotomy) Your spine consists of vertebrae, all stacked in a column, called the spinal column. The vertebrae are a unique shape, and their job is to hold the body upright and to protect the spinal cord, which runs through them. Each backbone or vertebra has two laminae. These laminae are arch-shaped and are located ...
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Herniated Disk Surgery
What is Herniated disk surgery?  Herniated disk surgery is performed to alleviate and correct pinched nerves or tissues of the spine. Most of the time, people who have bulging or herniated discs don't require herniated disc surgery. If you have been using conservative treatments like heat or ice, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy for more ...
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Dynamic Interlaminar Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine
Dynamic Interlaminar Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine   What is the importance of getting surgery for spinal stabilization? This is a procedure that helps with spinal stabilization and removes pressure from discs and joints that are damaged without having to perform a fusion. When spinal fusion is performed, the spine is no longer flexible at ...
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Injury
Definition and CausesSymptoms and Diagnostic ProceduresTreatment and CareDefinition and Causes What is an Injury? Definition of Injury, Causes, and Most Common Types What is the definition of injury? The definition of Injury, as defined by most medical dictionaries, are damages to a person’s body caused by external forces. These external forces can vary from falls, ...
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Piriformis Syndrome
Definition and CausesSymptoms and Diagnostics ProceduresTreatment and CareDefinition and Causes What is Piriformis Syndrome? Pain in the lower portion of the back that moves into the buttock and then radiates down the back of the thigh and into the leg is known as Sciatica and it is sometimes caused by Piriformis Syndrome. This is one ...
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Nonspinal Causes of Back Pain
Definition and CausesSymptoms and Diagnostic ProceduresTreatment and CareDefinition and Causes Nonspinal Causes of Back Pain Back pain is discomfort that occurs in your back; anywhere from the back of your shoulders and neck down to the top of the hips. It is one of the most frequent types of physical pain. Up to 80% of ...
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