A herniated (slipped) disk occurs when all or part of a spinal disk is forced through a weakened part of the disk. This places pressure on nearby nerves.
Acute low back pain
Chronic low back pain
Lumbar radiculopathy; Cervical radiculopathy; Herniated intervertebral disk; Prolapsed intervertebral disk; Slipped disk; Ruptured disk; Herniated nucleus pulposus
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The bones (vertebrae) of the spinal column run down the back, connecting the skull to the pelvis. These bones protect nerves that come out of the brain and travel down your back, forming the spinal cord. Nerve roots are large nerves that branch out from the spinal cord and leave your spinal column between each vertebrae.
The spinal vertebrae are separated by disks filled with a soft, gelatinous substance. These disks cushion the spinal colum...
Definition A brain herniation is when brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, and blood vessels are moved or pressed away from their usual position inside the skull. Alternative Names Herniation syndrome; Transtentorial herniation; Uncal herniation; Subfalcine herniation; Tonsillar herniation; Herniation - brain Causes, incidence, and risk factors Brain herniation occurs when something inside the skull produces pressure that moves brain tissues. This is most often the result of brain swelling from a head injury, stroke , or brain tumor. Brain herniation is the most common side effect of tumors in the brain, including: Metastatic brain tumor Primary brain tumor Herniation of the brain can also be caused by other factors that lead to increased pressure inside the skull, including: Abscess Hemorrhage Hydrocephalus Strokes that cause brain swelling Brain herniation can occur: Between areas inside the skull, such as those separated by a rigid membrane like the tentorium or falx Through a natural opening at the ...
The holidays are here!! I don’t know about you, but I’m right smack dab in the middle of activities and my head is somewhat spinning. In fact, today I am traveling to spend the week with family back home. (As a result, I won’t be around here quite as much as usual.)
While planning on how to make these days special for everybody else and in search of the perfect gift, sometimes it is too easy to forget to take care of oneself. We shouldn’t forget to put our own needs high up on the holiday to-do list.
Do your friends, family members, or loved ones ever ask what you might like to have for Christmas? Do you usually have specific requests? Do you have a “list”?
Often I don’t know what to say because the things which I truly want, deep down, aren’t items which can be bought. They are not even things which someone else could do for me, although helping to clean my house is always a...
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