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6 01, 2013

Herniated Discs

By |2016-12-22T17:05:52+00:00January 6th, 2013|Diagnosing Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Spine Care|Comments Off on Herniated Discs

A common cause of low back and leg pain is a herniated or ruptured disc. Symptoms may include dull or sharp pain, muscle spasm or cramping, sciatica, and leg weakness or loss of leg function. Sneezing, coughing, or bending usually intensifies the pain. Rarely is bowel or bladder control lost, but if this occurs, seek [...]

9 10, 2012

Anatomy of Lumbar Spine

By |2016-12-22T17:05:52+00:00October 9th, 2012|Spine Care|Comments Off on Anatomy of Lumbar Spine

Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine, the Spinal Column and Vertebrae Your spinal column consists of 24 separate bones, called vertebrae, plus the five fused bones of the sacrum and the four fused bones of the coccyx (often referred to as the "tail bone") (Fig. 1). The vertebrae are stacked one on top of another and [...]