Disc Degeneration and Pain

The spinal column consists of the vertebral bones and the discs which are located in between them. Intervertebral discs are fibro-cartilage

Spinal Stenosis: What is it?

You've experienced back and/or leg pain that's been bothering you now for a month or more. You go to your doctor, and after he/she exams you, they send you for an MRI of your lumbar spine. After completing this study, you return to their office and are told you that you have spinal stenosis. So, exactly what is spinal stenosis in layman's terms? Stenosis in medical terms literally means an abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passage. Like most medical terms, it is derived from Latin. This word actually being derived from "New" Latin that itself derives originally from the greek word stenos, meaning narrow. It's practical meaning is narrowing of the canal running within the bony spine. S

What is Spondylosis?

What is it? Definitions Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition: Any of various degenerative diseases of the spine. thefreedictionary.com: Degeneration of the spinal column, especially a fusion and immobilization of the vertebral bones. The term is used by many medical professionals as a synonym for spinal osteoarthritis and more specifically, for spondyloarthropathy. In this article, my aim is to focus on arthritis (arthrosis) involving the zygophyseal joints of the spine. At this point, you are probably asking yourself, "zygo…what?". Let's go all the way back to the beginning, and start off by defining what ARTHRITIS is. Literally, and most simplistically, inflammation of a anatomic/physiol

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