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The Advancement of Cervical Disc Pain Treatment

Cervical disc replacements were first implanted in 1966. Throughout the years, technology has improved and refined implant materials and mechanics. By 2016, not only were cervical disc replacements for severe cervical disc disease preferred for the short term and the long term, the implants were made of titanium so an MRI follow-up image could be

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Possible Symptoms of a Brain Tumor

The brain is a complex organ that is responsible for initiating and coordinating muscle movement, receiving and interpreting sensory input, regulating emotions, and performing cognitive functions. A tumor that presents in the brain can either originate in the brain (primary tumor) or can originate in other parts of the body and then migrate to the

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Help for Cervical Spinal Stenosis

The spinal cord lies within a tunnel called the spinal canal. Cervical spinal stenosis is the medical condition in which the spinal canal within the neck region becomes too narrow. Any stricture within the spinal canal places pressure on the branching nerves of the spine cord. If the stenosis is severe it can cause paralysis,

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Before: A curved, painful spine vs. After: A functional pain-free spine by CNSO neurosurgeons.

Spinal Fusion Surgery Procedure and Results

The term “spinal fusion” covers a variety of surgical techniques used to treat diseases of the spine. This category of spine surgery termed “fusion” can be the only solution and extremely effective when used to correct certain pathology. These procedures are more likely to be successful performed by experienced and skilled surgeons who are board-certified

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Symptoms and Treatment for Disc Herniation

Intervertebral discs are specialized joints that connect the bones (vertebrae) of your spinal column.  Discs have a soft, spongy interior contained inside a tough, fibrous outer layer.  Disks provide flexibility and shock absorption to your spine. A slipped disc or disc herniation happens when the tough, outer layer of the disc weakens or tears, allowing

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Important Questions to Ask After a Scoliosis Diagnosis

In the United States, scoliosis screening is a requirement for every school physical examination. Severe cases can be identified by a doctor. It should be confirmed by an x-ray. Also, as we age, there may be rotational shifts in the spine that can only detected by x-ray, Cat Scan, or MRI. When looking at the

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Experiencing and Treating Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is a large cable of nerves formed by smaller nerve roots that merge together after exiting the lumbar spine (lower back). Within the sciatic nerve, electrical information travels back and forth between your spinal cord and your legs, allowing your brain to control leg muscles, and to receive sensory information from the

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What is Spinal Stenosis?

The spine is one of the most important parts of the human body, and its bones and connective tissues form a column that protects the spinal cord and associated nerves. When this column narrows because of arthritis, spondylosis or spondylolisthesis, it causes a condition called spinal stenosis that can affect the neck and lower back.

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Analyzing Patient’s Spine for Spondylosis or Spondylolisthesis

Understanding Spondylosis vs. Spondylolisthesis

If you’re experiencing back pain, back stiffness, or muscle spasms in your hamstrings, spondylosis or spondylolisthesis could be to blame. In order to determine the cause of these symptoms, only an expert in spine, such as a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon, can provide you an accurate diagnosis. Based on the severity of spondylosis or

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