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Degenerative Disc Disease: Common, Yet Misunderstood

Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back and neck pain, and also one of the most misunderstood conditions among people who suffer from it. Let’s take a closer look at the causes of degenerative disc disease, why it’s misunderstood, and how it can be treated.What is Degenerative Disc Disease? […]

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spinal stenosis

Spinal Stenosis: What You Need to Know

What is Spinal Stenosis?Spinal stenosis is a condition where the space around the spinal cord and in between vertebrae narrows and puts pressure on the spine and nerves. It usually occurs in the lower back and can cause pain, tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness in the legs, buttocks, back, or arms. In more severe cases, […]

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Sciatica Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Sciatica 101: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

What is Sciatica?Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in your body. This nerve starts at your lower back and branches through the hips and buttocks and down each leg.What are the Symptoms of Sciatica?The symptoms of sciatica can vary and may include a […]

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