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What Are the Signs of Spinal Disc Disorders?

What Are The Signs of Spinal Disc Disorders? Anyone who has ever had a spinal disc disorder knows how traumatic it can be.  Simple actions can seem to aggravate the situation causing debilitating pain in the neck or back.  As time goes on and the condition advances, there may be shooting pain that goes down the arms …

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Treatments for Sacroiliac Joint

Anatomy and Role of the Sacroiliac Joint The sacroiliac (SI) joint is between the sacrum (the base of the spine) and the iliac, commonly called the hip bones.  Collectively the two iliac bones and the sacrum form the pelvis.  The SI joint serves as a shock absorber for the spine and torso when we stand …

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What is Sciatica?

What exactly is sciatica? Sciatica is nerve pain from the gluteal region and is caused by an injury or inflammation to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the body’s longest and thickest (nearly a finger’s width) nerve. It’s made up of five nerve roots: two from the lower back, known as the lumbar spine, …

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Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

WHAT IS THE ACHILLES TENDON? The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that runs down the back of the leg and attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone. Functionally, the Achilles tendon is involved in raising and lowering the back of the foot. This movement is responsible for walking, running and jumping. WHAT …

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Knee Pain: Causes, Risks, and Preventative Measures

Knee pain affects people of all ages and is a common complaint. An injury to the knee, such as a ruptured ligament or broken cartilage, may cause pain. Knee issues can also be caused by several medical conditions such as arthritis, gout, and infections. Self-care interventions work well with many cases of mild knee pain. …

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