Arthritis in the Spine

Osteoarthritis of the spine occurs when the cartilage between the joints and discs in the spine break down. In some cases, osteoarthritis produces bone spurs that squeeze the nerves exiting the spinal column, causing pain or weakness in the arms or legs.

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Back Sprain or Strain

A lower back (lumbar) muscle strain occurs when muscle fibers stretch or tear. A lower back sprain occurs when ligaments in the back are torn. Because of the function of the back (lifting objects, bending, etc.) it is prone to strains.

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Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

Cervical radiculopathy, also known as a pinched nerve or cervical neuropathy, is a condition caused by compressed nerves in the neck that control the muscle function and feeling in the back of the head, neck, shoulders and parts of the back and chest.

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Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis in the Neck)

Arthitis in the neck, also known as cervical spondylosis occurs when osteoarthritis develops in the cervical spine within the neck.

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Chronic Back Pain (Neuropathy)

What is neuropathy and chronic back pain? Neuropathic pain in the back originates from a compressed nerve in the spine. The nerves can become damaged or dysfunctional after an injury. Conditions, such as a herniated disc, can also press on a nerve and cause pain. Neuropathic pain in the back or spine include: Cervical radiculopathy – chronic pain radiating down the arm Lumbar radiculopathy – chronic pain radiating down the leg Failed back surgery syndrome – pain that starts after surgery and persists Neuropathy is a chronic condition. The pain does not ever fully go away; it can reoccur months or years after an injury has healed.    

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Concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, typically caused by a blow to the head. You may lose consciousness, forget what happened or have a headache, but many people don't have visible signs of a concussion.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is pain, weakness and numbness from a degenerating disc in the spine. Despite the name “disease,” it is not really a disease but a condition that can cause pain from a damaged disc in the neck or lower back.

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Herniated Disc (Slipped Disc)

A herniated disc, also called a slipped disc or ruptured disc, occurs when a disc in the spine is damaged and breaks or bulges through a tear in the tough exterior. The vertebrae of your spine are cushioned by these spongy discs.  

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Neck Sprain or Strain

Neck sprains or strains are also called cervical spine sprains or strains. There are seven bones in the neck that are connected by ligaments, tendons and muscles, a sprain or strain is a result of damage to those ligaments, tendons and muscles.

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Sciatica

Sciatica is a condition that originates in the lower back and causes pain that radiates down the sciatic nerve through the hip, buttocks and the legs. Sciatica typically only affects one side of the body.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a spinal condition where the spinal canal (channel where the spinal nerves and spinal cord live) narrows. The narrowing of the spinal canal reduces the space for the spinal cord and nerves and can compress them.

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Whiplash

A neck strain that occurs when your head is jerked forward and then backward. The sudden force stretches or tears the muscles and tendons in your neck. Most cases of whiplash are caused by car crashes.

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