Lumbar Spine

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Lifestyle and Your Lumbar Spine

Low back pain is one of the most common problems experienced by adults all over the world. Tension, aching, radiating pain, and other symptoms are often related to age. They are also related to repetitive motions like pulling, reaching, straining, bending, and twisting. Without proper body mechanics, one wrong move could land you in bed …

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What Lumbar Fusion Can Do

Several spinal procedures are performed to help alleviate pain and improve range of motion after an injury. This surgery involves the joining of adjacent vertebrae, which limits the motion at the affected spinal segment. Fusing two bones together may seem counterproductive to the integrity of the spine. On the contrary, spinal fusion can be quite …

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What is Lumbar Stenosis?

The spinal cord and spinal column are crucial aspects of our anatomy. The spinal column is a structure of 33 individual, relatively independent bones that are stacked one atop another. These bones don’t just provide structure, they provide mobility, allowing us to bend, twist, and stand up tall. At the center of the spinal column …

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When Arthritis Causes Back Pain

Back pain is something that we normally associate with aging. So is osteoarthritis, the breakdown of healthy, functional joints in the body. Usually, these two complaints are kept in separate containers; we rarely consider that they may coincide – that back pain could actually be the result of osteoarthritis in the spinal column. This can …

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Torn Disc Got You Down?

The discs situated between the vertebrae that make up the spinal column are hardy. They provide the nerves that travel through and out of the spine the space they need to function properly. These discs are durable, but they are also composed of relatively soft matter so they can act as virtual shock absorbers for …

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