Tag: Spine

Neck and Back

Managing Back Pain

Back pain is an extremely common complaint. 90% of the adult population would have experienced back pain at some point in their lives and approximately half of these people would have experienced recurrent back pain. Many conditions give rise to back pain. The most common source of pain is related to the encountered causes include […]

Neck and Back

Spur Formation (Cervical Spondylosis)

Brief Outline of Cervical Spondylosis Cervical spondylosis is a chronic degeneration of the vertebrae of the neck (cervical spine) and the intervertebral cushions or discs. Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints and are often associated with arthritis. Such spurs themselves can rub against nearby nerves or occasionally on the spinal cord causing […]

Neck and Back

Pinched Nerve (Cervical Radiculopathy)

Brief Outline of Pinched Nerve to the neck Nerves controlling the shoulder, arm and hand originate within the spinal cord in the neck. Inflammation or compression of one of these structures is known as a pinched nerve or cervical radiculitis, and results in pain, weakness, and loss of movement. Herniation of the cervical discs – often […]

Brachial Plexus
Neck and Back

Cervical Nerve Stretch Syndrome

Brief Outline of Cervical Nerve Stretch Syndrome Cervical nerve stretch syndrome, also sometimes referred to as a burner syndrome, results from the stretching (or compression) 0f the brachial plexus a complex of nerves in the lower neck and shoulder area. The injury is common in contact sports including hockey, football, wrestling, and rugby. Sports injuries to the brachial plexus […]

Scoliosis Bending Down
Neck and Back

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a problem with the curve in your spine. Some curves in your spine are normal. But a few people have spines that make a large curve from side to side in the shape of the letter “S” or the letter “C.” If this curve is severe, it can cause pain and make breathing difficult. The good […]