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Tag: disc herniation

Bulging Disc

Brief Outline of Bulging Disc Discs are segment of connective tissue that separate the vertebrae of the spine, providing absorption from shock and allowing for the smooth flexing of the neck and back without the vertebral bones rubbing against each other. A bulging disc is one that has extended outward beyond its normal boundary, due […]

Cervical Disc Herniation

What is cervical disc herniation? The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by round, flat discs. When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. If they become damaged, they may bulge abnormally or break open (rupture), in what is called a herniated or […]

Sciatica

February 26, 2010
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WHAT IS SCIATICA? Sciatica is pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain of sciatica is naturally felt from the low back to behind the thigh and radiating down to below the knee. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? The main cause of sciatica is generally a result of a disc herniation directly pressing on […]