Tag Archives: Degenerative Disc Disease

Thoracic Spondylosis

Spondylosis is a degenerative disease of the spine. It can affect any part of the spine from the lumbar spine up to the cervical spine including the middle back. Thoracic spondylosis affects the middle back part of the spine. The primary cause of thoracic spondylosis is aging thus most cases of thoracic spondylosis develops in […]

Neural Foraminal Narrowing

Neural Foraminal narrowing is a narrow or tight opening where the nerves pass through the spinal cord to other parts of the body. The area affected depends on the part narrowed where the nerves pass through. The most common symptoms of such condition includes weakness, numbness, tingling and pain. The most common cause of neural […]

Spondylolisthesis Definition

Spondylolisthesis is a health condition where one of the bones or vertebra in the spine shifts backward or forward with the adjoining bones or vertebras. The displacement can happen in a single vertebra or it can involve the whole spine or vertebral column. A healthy spine is flexible and has the ability to rotate, move, […]

Spondylolisthesis Treatment

Spondylolisthesis is a condition where one of the vertebrae of the spine slips out of place and into the vertebra just below it. When it slips too much then it might press on a nerve which will result to severe pain. The most common area affected is the lower back. Spondylolisthesis is the most common […]

Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression

Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression or PLDD is considered a minimally invasive form of treatment for lumbar disc herniation. Since it is minimally invasive thus morbid is lower and recovery period is short compared to the traditional surgery. For this reason PLDD becomes an interesting alternative to traditional surgery. However those who are not convinced with […]

Thoracic Radiculopathy

Thoracic is the central part of the spine which consists of twelve vertebrae. The term radiculopathy refers to various symptoms which may include weakness, numbness, tingling and traveling pain. Thus a thoracic radiculopathy occurs in the middle part of the spine. Radiculopathy can also affect the lower back or the neck part which is often […]

Slipped Disc Symptoms

Slipped disc or popularly known as herniated disc happens when one of the disc in the spine ruptured or the inner material of the disc leaks out. This can result to pain in the areas affected and sometimes it can also cause pain in other parts of the body. Looking closer at our spine, it […]

Spinal Stenosis ICD 9 Code

Familiar with the acronym ICD? Perhaps for the ordinary people they do not have any idea what ICD means but for the medical people they certainly know what ICD is. ICD stands for International Classification of Diseases. So what does spinal stenosis ICD 9 code? It simply means the list of codes for the 9th […]

What Is The Best Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment?

DDD or Degenerative Disc Disease also known as spondylosis is a condition that involves invertebral disc damage. This disc disease can be so bothersome for it brings stiffness and pain in the neck or back and it usually spreads to the shoulders, back of the head, hands, legs, arms, trunk and feet.

Multilevel Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc also called Spondylosis. This happens when individual spinal disc is damaged which causes stiffness and pain. It affects the intervertebral discs which is located between the individual vertebrae. This intervertebral disc serves as the spine’s shock absorber. When these discs deteriorate, they result to pain, they stiffen thus restricting back movement.