What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative Disc Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments Degenerative Disc Disease refers to the symptoms of back or neck pain caused by the wear on a spinal disc. It is one of the most common causes for lower back and neck pain. It can also cause numbness, weakness, and even shooting...

Herniated Disc: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

What Is A Herniated Disc? A herniated disc, also called bulged, slipped or ruptured disc, is one of the most common causes of pain in the Lumbar Spine (Lower Back). The bones or vertebrae that make up the spine in the back are cushioned by spinal discs. The spinal discs...

What Is The Body Mass Index (BMI)?

What Is The Body Mass Index (BMI)? Have you ever heard of the Body Max Index or BMI? You may have heard the term(s) when people are talking about fitness. The Body Mass Index measures your body size. It basically combines your weight with your height. The measurement will give...

Sciatica: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a term used to describe symptoms of compression or a pinched spinal nerve.  The sciatic nerve begins in the lumbar spine and branches through the buttocks down the back of each leg and to the soles of the feet and the big toe. These nerves...

Benefits of Zinc

Benefits of Zinc For The Immune System Zinc is a nutrient found in the body that helps the immune system and metabolism function. Specifically, zinc is crucial for the normal function and development of cells. The benefits of zinc are important to wound healing and even the sense of taste...

Cervical Radiculopathy

Overview of Cervical Radiculopathy This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety...

Discography (Lumbar)

Overview Discography (Lumbar) This procedure, also called a "discogram," helps your doctor find painful spinal discs. It can show the source of pain in your back. To see how it works, let's watch a discography done in the lumbar spine. Preparation To begin, you lie down and you are given...

Where Does Lower Back Pain Begin?

Where Does Lower Back Pain Begin? Lower back pain is a common problem that severely impacts the quality of your life. It can limit your ability to be active. It can cause you to miss work. Many different causes may lead to pain in your lower back. About the Lumbar...

Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement (Mobi-C®)

Overview of the Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement (Mobi-C®) This procedure replaces a degenerative or damaged spinal disc with an implant designed to preserve motion in your neck. This procedure can relieve the pain of compressed nerves in the cervical spine. Removing the Disc n preparation for the procedure, you are...