Q>. What is Prolapsed Disc?
When you have a prolapsed disc (commonly called a slipped disc). A disc does not actually slip. What happens is the inner softer part of the disc (the nucleus pulposes) bulges out through a weakness in the outer part of the disc. A prolapsed disc is sometimes called herniated disc. A herniated disc is the most common reason for spine surgery. There are several prolapsed disc treatment options that may relieve your symptoms.
Any disc in the spine can prolapse. However, most prolapsed discs occur in the lumbar part of the spine (lower back). The size of the prolapse can vary.
Arthritis can occur in anyone of joints within the human body. Though there are no cures for arthritis, relief can be found through an array of our proven nonsurgical and minimally invasive techniques. From serious cases of rheumatoid arthritis to those causing more common pain in the hand and knees, we offer highly effective treatment for all forms of arthritis, wherever it may occur in your body.
About three in four adults will experience back pain during their lifetime. Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life. Low back pain (pain in your lumbar spine) is the most common. Most back pain comes from sprains and strains caused by stressful movements, lifting something without using proper techniques or a sudden twisting motion are just two examples of how you can hurt your back.
If your back pain is caused by a muscle sprain or strain, it usually heals on its own by giving it rest. Your recovery can also be helped along by modest medical attention, such as over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Sometimes back pain is caused by a more severe spinal condition, such as a herniated disc or spondylosis. Depending on the severity of your pain and its cause, you may require more involved medical help, such as physical therapy or even surgery.
Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the joints in your neck. Also known as cervical osteoarthritis, this condition usually appears in men and women older than 40 and progresses with age. Although cervical spondylosis affects both sexes equally, men usually develop it at an earlier age than women do.
As you age, the bones and cartilage that make up your backbone and neck gradually deteriorate, sometimes forming irregular bony outgrowths called bone spurs. These changes, which are characteristic of cervical spondylosis, occur in everyone’s spine. Still, many people with signs of cervical spondylosis on X-rays manage to escape the associated symptoms, which include pain, stiffness and muscle spasms.
There are several Cervical spondylosis treatment options that may relieve your symptoms.
At the other extreme, cervical spondylosis may compress one or more spinal nerves branching out of the cervical vertebrae — a condition called cervical radiculopathy. Bone spurs and other irregularities caused by cervical spondylosis also may reduce the diameter of the canal that houses the spinal cord, resulting in cervical myelopathy. Cervical radiculopathy and cervical myelopathy can lead to permanent disability. Fortunately, most adults with cervical spondylosis — nearly 90 percent — will not lose nerve function, even temporarily.
A compression fracture is a common fracture of the spine. It implies that the vertebral body has suffered a crush or wedging injury. The vertebral body is the block of bone that makes up the spinal column. When an external force is applied to the spine, such as from a fall or carrying of a heavy object, the forces may exceed the ability of bone within the vertebral body to support the load. This may cause the front part of the vertebral body to crush forming a compression fracture. The compression fracture may range from mild to severe in terms of severity. A mild compression fracture causes minimal pain, minimal deformity and is often treated with time and activity modification. A severe compression fracture may be such that the spinal cord or nerve roots are involved, as they are draped over the sudden angulation of the spine. This may cause severe pain, a hunched forward deformity (kyphosis) and rarely neurologic deficit from spinal cord compression.
A herniated disc is a disc that extrudes into the spinal canal. It is also referred to as a ruptured disc or slipped disc. As a disc degenerates, it can herniate (the inner core extrudes) back into the spinal canal. In the lumbar area, this can cause pain to radiate all the way down the leg into the foot. In the area of the cervical spine, the pain would radiate from the neck down the arm, to the fingers.
When discs are damaged by injury, disease or normal wear and tear, they may bulge or rupture, becoming a herniated disc.
Back surgery is typically recommended and will remove the portion of extruding or bulging disc that is now pressing against a nerve causing the symptoms. By removing or shrinking the bulging disc, we can decompress the spinal cord or nerve root that is being impinged. At this point excess disc material is removed and the symptoms of a bulging disc generally disappear.There are several herniated disc treatment options that may relieve your symptoms.
Kyphosis is a forward rounding of your upper back. Some rounding is normal, but the term “kyphosis” usually refers to an exaggerated rounding, more than 40 to 45 degrees. This deformity is also called round back or hunchback. With kyphosis, your spine may look normal or you may develop a hump. Kyphosis can occur as a result of developmental problems; degenerative diseases, such as arthritis of the spine, osteoporosis with compression fractures of the vertebrae, or trauma to the spine. It can affect children, adolescents and adults.
Symptoms of kyphosis include a slouching back, mild back pain, spinal stiffness or tenderness, and fatigue. Mild cases of kyphosis may cause few problems. But severe cases can affect your lungs, nerves and other tissues and organs, causing pain and other problems. Treatment for kyphosis depends on the cause of the curvature and its effects. There are several kyphosis treatment options that may relieve your symptoms.
Most people will experience neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain can be acute, meaning it lasts a few hours to a few weeks, or it can be chronic. Neck pain that lasts several weeks or longer is considered chronic neck pain. Neck pain can result from muscle strains, worn joints, disc disorders, trauma experienced.
Most causes of neck pain aren’t serious. Poor posture at work, such as leaning into your computer, and during hobbies are common causes of neck pain. But sometimes neck pain can signify something more serious. If your neck pain is so severe that you can’t touch your chin to your chest despite a few days of self-care, seek immediate medical attention.There are several neck pain treatment options that may relieve your symptoms.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your spinal cord to your buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. The term “sciatica” refers to pain that radiates along the path of this nerve — from your back down your buttock and leg. Sciatica isn’t a disorder in and of itself. Instead, sciatica is a symptom of another problem involving the nerve, such as a herniated disc.
Risk factors that could lead to these symptoms are old age, prolonged sitting, diabetes, and an occupation that requires you to twist your back or carry heavy loads often. Sciatica sometimes goes away on its own, but there are other treatments your doctor may recommend.There are several sciatic nerve treatment options that may relieve your symptoms.
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but severe scoliosis can be disabling. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.
Symptoms of scoliosis include uneven shoulders and an uneven waist. These can be caused by neuromuscular disorders, birth defects or having one leg longer than the other. There are many different treatment options for scoliosis, depending on the severity.There are several Scoliosis treatment options that may relieve your symptoms.
Spondylolisthesis occurs when one vertebra slips forward in relation to an adjacent vertebra, usually in the lumbar spine. The symptoms that accompany a spondylolisthesis include pain in the low back, thighs and legs, muscle spasms, weakness and tight hamstring muscles. Some people are symptom free and find the disorder exists when revealed on an x-ray. In advanced cases, the patient may appear swayback with a protruding abdomen, exhibit a shortened torso, and present with a waddling gait.
Spondylolisthesis can be congenital (present at birth) or develop during childhood or later in life. The disorder may result from the physical stresses to the spine from carrying heavy things, weightlifting, football, gymnastics, trauma, and general wear and tear. As the vertebral components degenerate the spine’s integrity is compromised.There are several Spondylolisthesis treatment options that may relieve your symptoms.