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Spinal Stenosis

What is spinal stenosis ? Spinal stenosis is composed of two words, spinal and stenosis. Spinal refers to the spine which protects the spinal cord and stenosis refers to narrowing or abnormal thinning of a lumen of something. Therefore, this is a term used to denote abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal…

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Spinal Stenosis exercises

Spinal Stenosis exercises are one of the conservative measures used along with painkiller drugs and heating modalities for symptom relief. The reality remains that spinal stenosis has no cure; however, these exercises help improve the symptoms. Those affected have limited mobility and flexibility. Extending, side bending, and twisting the body is limited;…

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Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Spinal stenosis surgery is usually the treatment of choice when all the conservative measures have exhausted, and symptoms of spinal stenosis still persist. Surgery is also an option in individuals who suffer from disability caused due to spinal stenosis. Aside from the chronic and persistent symptoms (such as excruciating pain), once spinal…

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Cervical Laminectomy

Cervical laminectomy is the removal of the lamina of the vertebrae in the cervical spine. If you’re not familiar with this type of terminology, keep reading; it will be explained and you’ll understand cervical laminectomy as well as any doctor! The vertebrae has a very unique shape, with an opening in the…

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Lumbar Laminectomy

A lumbar laminectomy is a type of surgical procedure that is used in cases of back pain due to a disc herniation or spinal stenosis. The symptoms associated with these types of back pain include the following: back pain sciatica or pain that extends from the back into the buttocks and down…

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Foraminal Stenosis

To understand foraminal stenosis, you have to understand a little bit about the anatomy of a vertebrae. This is because foraminal stenosis is when one part of the vertebrae is affected. In the middle of the vertebral body lies the spinal cord, which travels throughout the entire vertebral column from head to…

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Neural Foraminal Stenosis

What is neural foraminal stenosis ? To understand neural foraminal stenosis, let us first understand a bit of spinal anatomy. The spinal column is formed of bones known as the vertebrae that are structured one upon another like a stack of blocks. There is a central canal that runs through the entire…

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Spinal Decompression Therapy

When you first hear the term, “spinal decompression therapy”, you may easily confuse it with the term “spinal decompression”. There is a big difference. Spinal decompression is a medical term that is used by medical doctors for a type of surgery that relieves the compression on the spinal cord. Spinal decompression therapy…

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Spinal Decompression

The first thing you should know about spinal decompression is that there are two types  – the medical type (surgical) and the chiropractic type (non-surgical). The type used by chiropractors has now made its way into some of the top medical clinics in the U.S. In this article, you’ll read about the…

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Stenosis of the spine

Stenosis of the spine is characterized by abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal or the canal through which the spinal cord and various nerves passes. Due to this narrowing, the spinal cord and the nerves may get compressed and cause various neurological symptoms. Types of stenosis of the spine Stenosis of the…

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