What is Spinal Stenosis

spinal-stenosis

Last updated: 16th June, 2017   Spinal stenosis is a condition that causes narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of the spinal cord and nerves. Spinal stenosis is usually the result of the aging process; however, a bulging or ruptured disc may also be the cause. Spinal stenosis occurs in the cervical and lumbar areas of the spine. Stenosis is […]

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Spondylosis, Spondylitis, and Spondylolisthesis – Know the difference

Spondylitis-Spondylosis-Spondylolisthesis

Last updated: 9th February, 2017  Many patients are confused by the similarity of the terms “spondylosis,” “spondylitis” and “spondylolisthesis.” When researching spine conditions, it is essential to research the correct condition for you. In this article, we explain the difference between “spondylosis” and “spondylitis” and “spondylolisthesis” so patients can spend time researching the correct medical condition […]

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NEURAL FORAMINAL STENOSIS

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  The term “Neural” refers to the nervous system, while “Stenosis” pertains to the act of narrowing. Neural foramen stenosis, also known as foraminal narrowing, is a condition that occurs when the roots of the spinal nerves are compressed. These spinal nerve roots run through small openings at each level of the […]

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Low Back Pain – Why bed rest does not help?

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Acute low back pain is most common reasons for young adults to see a family doctor. About 80% of people have suffered at least once with low back pain during their lifetime. Although most of the patients recover quickly with minimal treatment, proper evaluation is imperative to identify rare cases of severe […]

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Have you been advised MRI scan?

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an advanced test that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures of organs inside the body. It is among one of the most sophisticated diagnosis tool available to the physicians. An MRI scan is often quite helpful in analyzing following type […]

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Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Musculoskeletal diseases are often associated with aging. It is true that the overall prevalence of muscle and bone-related diseases in a young age group is only about 3%, but increases to as high as 25% in age 70 and above. [1] However, the risk factors for musculoskeletal diseases such as obesity […]

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