Disc herniation

Spinal Disc Herniation: When Are Scans Indicated?

There are several imaging techniques medical doctors and specialists use to diagnose spinal disc herniation. Some imaging techniques are preferred over others when practitioners aim to rule out specific spinal disc or related injuries. Plain radiograph (X-rays) or more advanced…
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Lumbar Disc Herniation: Epidemiology and Risk Factors

What are spinal discs? Spinal discs are robust structures between vertebrae (spine bones) made of fibrocartilage and a gel-like matrix, which provide shock absorption to protect the vertebrae, brain, spinal nerves, blood vessels and other soft tissue structures. The discs…
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Herniated lumbar disc

What is a herniated disc lumbar disc? The spine is made up of a number of individual bones called vertebrae. These are stacked to form the spinal column. Between every joint in the spine is a cushion called intervertebral discs,…
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Low back strains and sprains

The back is a complex part of the body. It is supported by ligaments, tendons and cartilage and bears the majority of the body’s weight during daily activities, such as walking, lifting and running. Therefore, it’s not hard to understand…
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Low Back Pain in Athletes

Prevalence The second most common medical complaint is back pain and related symptoms, second only to the common cold. The lifetime prevalence of back pain is around 80%, with the 45-64 age bracket experiencing the highest prevalence. Natural history of…
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Acute low back pain

What is acute low back pain? Acute low back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the developed world. Acute low back pain, is pain that has been present for around 4 – 6 weeks (less than…
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