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What Is Stenosis?

Stenosis means narrowing. It is a condition where there is an abnormal narrowing of structure or narrowing of blood vessel. There are different kinds of Stenosis which includes Stenosis in the heart valves like pulmonary valve Stenosis, mitral Stenosis, Tricuspid valve Stenosis and Aortic valve Stenosis. Other types of Stenosis include Pyloric Stenosis, subglottic Stenosis, […]

Compression Fractures Of The Spine

The most common type of fracture that affects the spine is the compression fractures. Here it causes the vertebrae or bone to collapse in height. This happens when the vertebrae in the spine is compressed which in turn reduces its height. This is often seen in two groups of people. One is those who suffer […]

Spinal Cord Compression Symptoms

Spinal cord is about the diameter of a human finger and this connects to the brain. This cord ends at the middle of the back and it is protected or encased in a bony vertebral column. The spinal cord is surrounded with a cerebral spinal fluid which protects its fragile nerve tissues against any damage […]

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 […]

Multilevel Spondylosis

Spondylosis or also known as spinal osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that often results to loss of the normal structure of the spine as well as its function. This degenerative process may affect any part of the spine. The term multilevel spondylosis may refer to multiple levels of one spinal area like multiple levels in […]

Lumbar Laminectomy

Lumbar laminectomy is a kind of surgical procedure which is done to ease pain that is cause by pressure in the nerves. In this procedure it removes some part of a disc material or bone that presses on the nerves causing compression. By removing this material the nerve root are given space and the time […]

Spondylosis Of The Neck

Spondylosis of the neck is a degenerative disease that affects the neck joints and vertebrae. It can strike both men and women age 40 and above but it usually occurs in men at an early age than women. Spondylosis of the neck is also popular as cervical osteoarthritis. It is the wear and tear of […]

Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic inflammation of the spine as well as of the sacroiliac joints. Treatment for AS or Ankylosing Spondylitis focus at preventing deformity in the spine and relieving the patient’s symptoms. The good news is surgery is seldom required in treating this condition. Typical treatment often starts with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and […]

Lumbar Spondylosis Treatment

Lumbar spondylosis covers other conditions like osteophytes, facet joint degeneration, herniations and lumbar disc bulges. Common symptoms of lumbar spondylosis may include sciatica, limitation in back movement and low back pain. Treatment for lumbar spondylosis is usually conservative however surgery is always recommended if there is spinal cord compression or pain that is intractable. Read […]

Lumbar Spondylosis Symptoms

Lumbar spondylosis is a condition prevalent to the elderly. It is a degenerative joint disease that affects the cartilage and the spinal discs (Ann Rheum Dis 2009). This condition is closely associated with the tear and wear of the vertebrae of the lower back due to aging. In most cases, there are no symptoms at […]