Will My Herniated Disc Heal on Its Own?
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A herniated spinal disc seems like a major injury with serious complications. In rare cases, it is, but most of the time, symptoms resolve without medical intervention. Here’s what you need to know about herniated discs and how to treat them ..read more
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How a Lumbar Laminectomy Treats Painful Arthritis-Related Spinal Changes
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1y ago
With the success of joint replacement surgery, arthritis damage to joints like the knees and hips is well-known and documented. Spinal joints also suffer from arthritic changes, and a procedure called lumbar laminectomy eases arthritis pain ..read more
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6 Non-Surgical Treatments for a Pinched Nerve
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1y ago
A pinched nerve is any nerve tissue that’s compressed by surrounding tissue. Symptoms vary, depending on the type of nerve and how badly it’s affected by the condition. You may feel symptoms at the pinch point or further along the nerve ..read more
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Could My Sciatic Nerve Pain Be a Symptom of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
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1y ago
Sciatic nerve pain is a common lower back issue affecting much of the American population. Often, it results from nerve irritation caused by stenosis, the narrowing of spaces where nerve roots emerge from the spinal cord ..read more
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When Is Spinal Cord Stimulation a Good Choice for Chronic Lower Back Pain?
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1y ago
While rest and conservative treatment typically take care of most cases of back pain, sometimes these treatments prove ineffective. Spinal cord stimulation may be a good choice when more conservative measures fail ..read more
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5 Reasons Why Spine Surgery Is Your Best Treatment Option
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1y ago
While spine surgery is usually a last resort treatment used when conservative therapies prove ineffective, there are situations ideally suited for surgery with high success rates. Choosing minimally invasive surgery improves recovery time ..read more
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What Are the Signs of a Herniated Disk? 3 Telltale Symptoms
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1y ago
While any spinal disc could suffer herniation — where the disc’s gel-like inner core escapes — this injury usually occurs in the lumbar region of the lower back. There are three common telltale symptoms that can tip you off to the problem ..read more
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When to Consider Lumbar Laminectomy for Lower Back Pain
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1y ago
Lower back pain is one of the most common medical complaints, and while it can often resolve on its own, chronic pain conditions can develop. When nerve passageways through the spine narrow, lumbar laminectomy may be the answer ..read more
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6 Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
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1y ago
Nerves are delicate. When nearby tissue presses on or irritates a nerve, you might experience a wide range of symptoms. There may be pain at the site of the pinched nerve or weakness downstream from the nerve ..read more
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Is Working from Home a Pain in Your Neck?
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2y ago
The best part of working from home is choosing where you work. On the flip side, your couch isn’t designed for long hours bent over a laptop. Ergonomics matter. And they play a significant role when your neck starts to hurt ..read more
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