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Spinal disc degeneration is not a disease. In other words, disc degeneratio n is not an abnormality in the normal human body. By itself, disc degeneration does not cause pain. Disc degeneration is the natural aging process that causes normal changes in the spinal discs.
Donald was sitting in the cold, sterile exam room. He comes here every year for his annual check-up with his doctor. But, this time he has a question on his mind. What is disc degeneration? His mother, who has had low back pain for a number of years, was told that her lumbar discs have degenerated. Because her pain has become so debilitating, she now uses a walker to get around. Being afraid of his future, Donald wants to learn about disc degeneration. He does not want the same fate as his mother's fate.
Even though it is inevitable, people worry about disc degeneration. All of the parts in the human body change as they age. Skin degeneration is the most visible sign of aging. Wrinkles, cracks, fissures, and lo...
my 14 year old daughter has a bulging disc in her neck... this was found via mri... i dont recall any one incident that could of caused it... but she plays a lot of sports and i mean she plays hard... steals and slides in softball and very aggressive 3rd baser... for the last 3mo she has had this horrible migraine that is constantly throbbing in the back of her head and on the sides of head but low on the sides like right above her ears.. she explains it like a tight head band only in the back of her head...no med or chiro service or iv drugs administered in er work.. the pressure and pounding never stops... could it be from the disc in her neck? Dena.
Headaches that are described as a "tight band" are often tension-type headaches, not Migraine. Has a doctor diagnosed your daughter with Migraine? Patients who have disc problems should be evaluated for cervicogenic headache. You...
If something sounds too good to be true, then chances are it probably is not so good after all and should be monitored with a watchful eye. All eyes in the spine community have been watching the results of many trials related to total disc replacement for low back pain. In a recent review, members of the Cochrane Collaboration have rendered a warning about the effectiveness and safety of total disc replacement for low back pain.
The idea of replacing a worn out spine disc was first introduced in 1966. Because of very poor results from this pilot procedure, the idea was put away until the technology could catch up. In the past two decades, several disc replacement concepts have come knocking on the FDA’s door: CHARITE (DePuy Spine) and ProDisc (DePuy Synthes Spine) are approved by the FDA and the Maverick (Medtronic) and Flexicore (Stryker Spine) are in the investigational stages. The difference between them is in the amount of movement each one will allow with the ultimat...
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