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Bulging Disc ­ A broad-based extension outward of the intervertebral disc in one or all directions. In a bulging disc, the fibrous outer ring (annulus fibrosus) of the disc and vertical ligament in the back of the spinal vertebrae (posterior longitudinal ligament) are both intact but can be weakened. This often results from pressure on the disc caused by activities such as lifting heavy objects and straining the back or neck.

Chronic Back Pain: Chronic low back pain, lower back pain or neck pain generally persists beyond six months. If you are experiencing chronic back pain or chronic neck pain, you IDD Therapy® may be an appropriate treatment for you.

Degenerative Disc Disease (Disc Degeneration) ­ A shrinking or narrowing of the disc space often accompanied by bony spurs on the vertebra known as osteophytes. Degeneration of the disc over time produces low-grade inflammation and irritation and is a major cause of chronic low back pain. Because the discs in the spine do not have a dedicated blood supply, the discs must rely on a process called diffusion to receive their supply of water, nutrients, and oxygen. If the flow of these elements is disrupted, the vertebral discs can degenerate. Disc degeneration can be mild, moderate or severe.

Extruded disc or Extrusion ­ This refers either to an leakage of part of the soft, gelatinous central portion (nucleus pulposus) of the intervertebral disc through a defect in the fibrous outer ring (annulus fibrosus), a piece of the annulus fibrosus that is torn away and hanging off of the disc or both. This often results in pain that can be localized or may extend into the leg and buttock causing sciatica.

Facet or Facet Joint (fuh-SET) ­Each spinal vertebra contains two upper (superior) and two lower (inferior) facets along the back arches of the bone. The facets are the sites where the adjacent vertebra above and below connect with a single vertebra. This connection forms the facet joint that allows motion in the spinal column.

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes restriction of motion in the shoulder joint.

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes restriction of motion in the shoulder joint.

Herniated Disc ­ The local protrusion of disc material resulting from a tear in the outer fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of the disc. This allows for part or all of the soft, gelatinous inner portion (nucleus pulposus) of an intervertebral disc to escape from its center causing a flattening of the disc (loss of disc height), decreased shock absorbing and cushioning function and a chemical irritation of the spinal nerve root resulting in pain. This pain can be localized or may extend into the leg and buttock causing sciatica. Pain from a herniated neck disc may spread into the shoulders or arms. Extension of pain into the arms or legs may be associated with radiculitis or radiculopathy.

Herniated Disc in the Cervical (Neck) Spine ­ There are seven vertebrae in the cervical spine (neck), referred to as C1 to C7. The statistics regarding herniated disc in the neck are approximately: C6-7 (69%), C5-6 (19%), C7-T1 (10%) and C4-5 (2%).

Herniated Disc in the Lumbar (Low Back) Spine ­ There are five vertebrae in the lumbar spine (lower back), referred to as L1 to L5. The statistics regarding herniated disc in the low back are approximately: L4-5 (35%), L5-S1 (27%), L3-4 (19%), L2-3 (14%) and L1-2 (5%).

Osteophytes ­ – Bony spurs or outgrowths of the bone resulting from wear and tear. These bony growths may or may not irritate the surrounding tissue or nerves causing inflammation and pain. Osteophytes and osteophytic growth are generally associated with Osteoarthritis.

 

Piriformis Syndrome – A group of symptoms that begin as a result of spasm in the piriformis muscle, which compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve causing pain down the leg, usually as far as the knee. The piriformis muscle is located in the gluteal region and helps rotate the hip out to the side. The sciatic nerve runs beneath the piriformis muscle as it exits the pelvis to enter the leg. This syndrome is treatable with osteopathic manipulation and stretching exercises.

Sciatica ­ Sciatica refers to a pain felt along the length of the sciatic nerve. The pain is usually felt in the buttock and spreads down the back of the leg to below the knee and sometimes down to the foot. Sciatica is one of the most common forms of pain caused by compression of the spinal nerves. The leg pain is often much worse than the back pain. It is estimated that up to 40% of people experience pain caused by compression of this nerve at some point in their lifetime. The six most common causes of sciatic nerve compression are: (1) a bulging disc or herniated disc (2) lumbar spinal stenosis (3) spondylolisthesis (4) trauma (5) piriformis syndrome, and (6) spinal tumors.

Sciatic Nerve ­ The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It originates from five separate spinal nerves (L4-S3), which join together to form a single nerve called the sciatic nerve. This nerve passes through the sciatic foramen in the gluteal area to the rest of the leg. In the leg, the nerve separates in to a number of branches. The nerve and its nerve branches enable movement (motor function) and feeling (sensory function) in the entire leg and foot. The sciatic nerve may sometimes be compressed by the piriformis muscle as it exits the pelvis to enter the leg

Spinal Stenosis ­ Narrowing of a space in the spine that part of the nervous system travels through. This results in compression of the nerve roots in the neural foramen or spinal cord in the spinal canal by bony spurs, a bulging disc or a herniated disc. This occurs most often in the lumbar spine (low back) but also occurs in the cervical spine (neck) and less often in the thoracic spine (middle back). Spinal stenosis is most often caused by degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae due to osteoarthritis.

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