We know by now that chronic pain could have a myriad of causes, but the anatomical reasons for back pain are commonly zeroed onto two problems – pinched nerves and degenerated discs. While this should ideally make the treatment options and care easier, the fact that both the causes exhibit very similar symptoms and at […]
Microdiscectomy is a type of minimally-invasive spine surgery that involves the removal of a small portion of spinal disc. It is performed on people who have a herniated or bulging disc interfering with one or more nerve roots. The spine is a series of bones (vertebrae) with discs in between them that absorb shock. Behind […]
Learning how to narrow down the cause of your back pain will help you receive better treatment, both from yourself and from medical professionals. Since there are a number of back pain causes, finding yours will likely require some research into anatomy and medical conditions. In today’s culture of specialization, we tend to defer the […]
The goal of spinal decompression is to increase disc space, allowing a damaged disc to receive nutrients and hydration, eventually regenerating the disc.
All throughout the day, think about all the strenuous activities you do that cause you these problems or lead you to have a pinched nerve. Is your job that physically demanding? Do you do things at home you know you should not be? Do you recall things you have done in the past that could have strained your back?