Facet Joint Syndrome

What Is A Facet Joint Syndrome? The most common cause of low back pain is caused by facet joint arthritis or facet joint syndrome. Facet joint syndrome is the general pain in the joint between two spinal vertebrae. It is more commonly referred to as osteoarthritis. Facet joints allow the...

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...

The Danger of High Temperatures

It is hot in Louisiana during the summer months, and it seems to get a little hotter each year. High temperatures are very dangerous and harm hundreds of people every year. It is important to take measures to stay cool and remain hydrated. The main things that affect your body's...

Stalled Or Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?

What is Workers' Compensation? Workers' Compensation is an insurance policy designed to protect both business owners and their employees. Through workers’ compensation, an employee who gets injured on the job can receive benefits to help cover expenses such as lost wages, medical costs, and more. Employers benefit from having comprehensive...

Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Discs

OverviewSpinal discs allow your spine to bend and twist. These flexible shock absorbers can be damaged by injury, disease, or the added stress that can result from a spinal fusion. But stem cell therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help repair disc damage. It can slow...

Laminectomy

Overview This procedure relieves pressure on the nerve roots in the spine. It is most commonly performed to relieve the pain of stenosis. This is a narrowing of the spinal canal that is often caused by the formation of bony growths that can press against the nerve roots. The surgeon...