Lumbar Spine articles

Femoral Nerve Entrapment

Femoral nerve entrapment is the pinching of the femoral nerve at some point along its course. Most often, that occurs at the spine. Pinching of the femoral nerve will cause pain, numbness or weakness felt in the front of the thigh. Most of...

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Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

What is it? Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis, which mainly affects the bones, muscles and ligaments of the spine. It can also be found in other joints of different parts of the body. The literal definition is ankylosis,...

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Acute Back Pain

A facet lock is one of the most common causes of acute back pain.  Severe acute episodes of facet pain might be attributed to sudden movement, which can traumatize the facet joint.  Most of the time, facet pain tends to be acute lasting a...

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Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD)

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs within the neck from a sudden acceleration and deceleration force causing unrestrained, rapid movements backward and forward to the head and the neck, which is often from a car accident. Whiplash...

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a lateral curve in what would normally be a straight spine. To see a scoliosis, you need to view the spine looking from the back. It’s quite normal to have a very mild scoliosis. It’s actually rare to find the spine...

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Sciatica

Sciatica is nerve pain that travels down the back of the leg. It is less commonly known as either sciatic neuritis, lumbar radiculopathy or sciatic neuralgia. This is a particular set of symptoms that includes pain and is caused by an...

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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain At one point in time or another, just about everyone will experience pain in their lower back. The pain can range from mild to more severe. It can be long-lasting or short-lived. Regardless of how it happens, lower back pain...

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Facet Joint Osteoarthritis

At one point in time or another, everyone will experience pain in their lower back.  Pain can range from mild to intense.  It can be either short-lived or long-lasting.  Regardless of how it happens, lower back pain makes many of the...

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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

Just about everyone will end up with some type of lower back pain or another throughout their lifetime. Pain can range from mild to severe. It can last for an extended period of time or it can be short-lived. Regardless of how it happens,...

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