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Types of Spinal Stenosis

Types of spinal stenosisThere are several types of spinal stenosis that can be helpful to understand, particularly if you’ve just been diagnosed with the condition. In the most basic, overarching sense, spinal stenosis is the narrowing, or constriction, of the spinal canal, through which the spinal cord runs. Narrowing can result from a number of age-related anatomical abnormalities, such as bulging discs, herniated discs, calcified ligaments, bone spurs, vertebral dislocation, and others, and may cause pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the extremities. Continue reading “Types of Spinal Stenosis” »

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Spinal Stenosis Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Spinal stenosis causesThere are a variety of spinal stenosis causes. The condition is characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal (the space through which the spinal cord runs) and/or foramina (the passageways through which spinal nerve roots exit the spinal column). Narrowing is typically aggravated by one or more age-related anatomical abnormalities infringing upon the delicate neural structures of the spine.

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Back Pain in Lower Left Side – Common and Not So Common Causes

lower left sided back pain

Poor work posture or an ectopic pregnancy?

Lower left-side back pain has a number of causes, some more serious than others and some warranting immediate medical attention. How do you know when back pain in the lower left side is a medical emergency? The short answer is, you don’t. The longer answer? Read on. Continue reading “Back Pain in Lower Left Side – Common and Not So Common Causes” »

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What is Spinal Stenosis?

What is spinal stenosisWhat is spinal stenosis? You may be asking yourself this exact question, especially if you’ve just received a spinal stenosis diagnosis.

In the most basic sense, spinal stenosis is a narrowing of your spinal canal, the hollow space through which your spinal cord runs from the base of your brain into your lower back.

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Wearable Robot Helps Injured Patients Walk.

Amidst the myriad inventions featured this week at FutureMed, a wearable robot that helps those with lower limb paralysis or weakness really caught people’s attention. This battery-powered device invovles motors and sensors strapped on over a person’s clothing in order to aid their walking.
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Five Top Reasons Your Back Hurts After Running

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Stop! Check your spinal alignment, even if your running partner is eye-catching.

Running yourself into the ground is more than just a euphemism for many with back pain after taking up jogging; the repetitive stress and shock to the spine means that there are many reasons for back pain after running. Before you throw your trainers out and give up on exercise altogether, look at these five top reasons why your back hurts after running and you might be surprised by the simple changes you can make to get you back on (the) track. Continue reading “Five Top Reasons Your Back Hurts After Running” »