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Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis

The cause of your spinal stenosis influences your diagnosis and treatment options. In general, the cause of spinal stenosis can be categorized as either primary or acquired: Primary: Some people are simply born with a smaller spinal canal Acquired: You can also...
Causes and Symptoms of Scoliosis

Causes and Symptoms of Scoliosis

Doctors generally divide the causes of scoliosis into four categories: Idiopathic (unknown cause) is the most common type of scoliosis Congenital (at birth) Neuromuscular (such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy) Injuries to, previous surgery on, or infections of...
Treating Compression Fractures with Kyphoplasty

Treating Compression Fractures with Kyphoplasty

Photo courtesy of Summit Orthopedics A compression fracture is a break of a vertebra or bone in the spine, which commonly occurs in patients with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that lessens the density of bones, causing them to be weaker, which can then...
Suffering From a Herniated Disc?

Suffering From a Herniated Disc?

Photo courtesy of Teeter Lumbar disc herniation, or herniated disc, is when a piece of the disc – soft cartilage cushion that is between the vertebra or bones in the spine – bulges out of its disc space and into the spinal canal. Because of the limited...