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Disc Extrusion

Disc Extrusion Disc extrusion also referred to as a ruptured or herniated disc, is a degenerative spine condition that can lead to nerve compression and

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Disc Protrusion

Disc Protrusion Disc protrusion is a common form of spinal disc deterioration that can cause neck and back pain. Changes occurring with the regular aging

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Facet Disease

Facet Disease Facet joints are the structures that connect the spinal vertebrae to each other. The facet joint is like many other joints in the

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Facet Syndrome

Facet Symdrome Facet syndrome is a specific type of osteoarthritis that develops in the facet joints located in the spine. These joints link the vertebrae

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Before you undergo elective spine surgery you should be aware of the potential risks and benefits of your surgical procedure. While

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Foraminal Narrowing

Foraminal Narrowing Foraminal narrowing, or foraminal stenosis, is a condition of the spine that can cause pain and other symptoms resulting from spinal nerve root

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Foraminal Stenosis

Foraminal Stenosis Foraminal stenosis, or narrowing, occurs when the open passageways between the spinal vertebrae (foramina) are encroached upon by displaced bone or soft tissue,

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Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc Chances are you’ve heard of a herniated disc. If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, you are likely also familiar with

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Herniated Nucleus Pulposus

Herniated Nucleus Pulposus If you have been diagnosed with HNP, you are probably wondering what that means and whether or not there are any treatments

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Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve A pinched nerve is a term that describes the compression of a nerve root in the spinal canal due to an abnormality of

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Prolapsed Disc

Prolapsed Disc Hearing of a herniated disc or a bulging disc is common, but a prolapsed disc is not diagnosed nor discussed nearly as often.

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Ruptured Disc

Ruptured Disc A ruptured disc, also known as a herniated disc,  is a common condition that occurs when one of the spinal discs develops a

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Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatic Nerve Pain Sciatic nerve pain, also known as sciatica, is a condition that affects the lumbar (lower) region of the spine. This condition compresses

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis Of all the degenerative conditions that can take place in the spine, scoliosis is one of the more dramatic conditions that can result. Scoliosis,

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SI Joint Pain

SI Joint Pain Located between the base of the spine and the pelvis, the sacroiliac (SI) joint is essential for connecting the two. A large

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Slipped Disc

Slipped Disc Many individuals experiencing back or neck pain will refer to this pain as a “slipped disc.” Although this is a common term that

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Spinal Narrowing

Spinal Narrowing Spinal narrowing, also known as spinal stenosis, is a very broad term that describes constriction of the already tight nerve pathways in the

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Spinal Stenosis

Cervical Spinal Stenosis Condition Animation Spinal stenosis is a condition that causes a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can compress the spinal cord or

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Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease that causes severe inflammation in the spinal joints. The term ankylosing refers to the stiffening or fusion of

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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis is a spine condition that generally refers to the inflammation and swelling of the vertebrae in the spine. Most doctors use the term

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Spondylosis

Spondylosis Spondylosis is a common, catch-all term that is often used to describe various types of spinal degeneration. Specifically, this condition can be used to

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Torn Disc

Torn Disc A torn disc occurs in the annular tissue, which is the outermost layer of the spinal disc. When this occurs, the center of

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Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative Joint Degenerative joint disease is the gradual deterioration of the cartilage within your joints which can include the facet joints in the spinal column.

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Back and Neck Conditions

A multitude of conditions impacts the back and neck from scoliosis that curves the side, pinched nerves that cause back pressure, or a herniated disc.

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