Tips for Preventing Degenerative Disc Disease
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Tips for Preventing Degenerative Disc Disease The human spine consists of a series of bony vertebrae with spongy discs between each bone, absorbing shock
Spinal Anatomy Including Transverse Process and Lamina
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Anatomy, Back, Lumbar Vertebrae Vertebrae, along with intervertebral discs, compose the vertebral column, or spine. It extends from the skull to the coccyx
Retrolisthesis and Spine Surgery
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Minimally Invasive Fusion Made Easier You have a painful low back, and your doctor says that you need to see a spine surgeon. You have heard from your
Annular Fissure of the Intervertebral Discs
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What is an Annular Tear? An annular tear is a tear in the ligament that connects your vertebra to your disc. This ligament surrounds the nucleus of your
Facetectomy: Uses, Procedure, & Results
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Facetectomy Our spine can bend and twist because of the facet joints, which are small L-shaped joints between the vertebrae. When a joint is damaged, either
Inflammatory Arthritis: Types of Active Inflammation
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Inflammatory Arthritis Also classified as autoimmune disorders, inflammatory arthritis is a grouping of the types of arthritis involving the immune system.
How Scoliosis Is Measured by the Cobb Angle
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Cobb Angle The orthopedic “Gold Standard” for the assessment of scoliosis is the Cobb angle, which is measured by determining the most-tilted spinal bones
Spinal Nerve Roots and Dermatomes
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How Do Dermatomes Work? Map, Myotomes vs. Dermatomes Readers Comments 5 Share Your Story Dermatome map of the human body A dermatome is the area of the
Why the Scalene Muscles Get Tight
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How to Prevent Your Scalene Neck Muscles From Being Tight Sam Edwards / Getty Images You have more than 100 muscles in your neck, head, and face area.
Spina Bifida: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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Spina Bifida Causes, Symptoms and Treatment En Español » Spina bifida is a birth defect in which an area of the spinal column doesn’t form properly, leaving