The Huffington Post
6 days
What is a disc herniation? The intervertebral disc is an elastic soft cushion that is between the vertebrae of the spine (Figure 9). It connects the vertebrae together, gives stability to the spine, and allows the spine to move. The intervertebral disc has two parts; the annulus fibrosus (tough fibrous outer layer) and the nucleus pulposus (soft gel-like inner layer) (Figure 10). If the soft gel-like inner material leaks out or herniates through a tear in the fibrous outer layer, it becomes a disc herniation. A tear of the disc may allow the gel-like material in the center of the disc to protrude and leak out, causing a herniation of the disc, which presses into the nerve root as it exits the spine. This irritates the close by nerve root, causing sciatica. Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms of lumbar disc herniation. Treatment Treatment will initially include anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxation and physical therapy.
The Huffington Post
3 months
After the age of 40, you lose about 50% of your rotational movement of the spine. It is important to perform stretching and warm ups before starting the game. Vibration caused by horseback riding increases the load on the discs (Figure 6). The back muscles work constantly to keep the posture straight. Caring for horses could be bad for the back due to the bending and lifting associated with their care. Etiology Virtually any structure in the spine can hurt. These structures include facet joints, intervertebral discs, spinal canal, sacroiliac joint, muscles, ligaments, nerves, hip joint/piriformis syndrome, and the trochanteric bursa. Red Flags for Cancer Bone cancer of the vertebral body may also occur (Figure 7). Some of the factors that may be associated with bone cancer are people over 50 years of age, pain at rest and night, unexplained weight loss, and a history of cancer.
The Huffington Post
3 months
After the age of 40, you lose about 50% of your rotational movement of the spine. It is important to perform stretching and warm ups before starting the game. Vibration caused by horseback riding increases the load on the discs (Figure 6). The back muscles work constantly to keep the posture straight. Caring for horses could be bad for the back due to the bending and lifting associated with their care. Etiology Virtually any structure in the spine can hurt. These structures include facet joints, intervertebral discs, spinal canal, sacroiliac joint, muscles, ligaments, nerves, hip joint/piriformis syndrome, and the trochanteric bursa. Red Flags for Cancer Bone cancer of the vertebral body may also occur (Figure 7). Some of the factors that may be associated with bone cancer are people over 50 years of age, pain at rest and night, unexplained weight loss, and a history of cancer.
Collective Evolution
5 months
If you have ever suffered from sciatica or sciatic nerve pain, you know it isn't pleasant. Originating in the lower spine area, it can show up even without an injury causing it. Typically sciatic pain is felt in the buttocks and can radiate down the the upper thigh. While the pain can extend to the foot, it is less common.[1] The pain is felt in fleshy parts of the body, but it stems from a pinching of nerves departing from the spinal cord in the intervertebral disks. Sciatic pain can often get worse when pressure is applied to the affected area. Things like sneezing, coughing, going to the bathroom, and engaging in regular activities can cause sciatic pain to flare up.[1] Treatment Modern treatment for sciatica involves pain relievers and avoidance of stress on the spinal area by resting and limiting activities. Even though this may reduce pain, it doesn't have many long term effects.
The Huffington Post
7 months
Beware, excursions require a lot of riding in tour buses and waiting for others, so for me, that's a pass. Whatever type of trip you're planning, there's no doubt that traveling is tricky when you're trying to maintain your fitness, or even improve it. Long bouts of sitting and riding in planes, trains and automobiles can wreak havoc on the body in several ways. Compression of the intervertebral discs, tightening the hip muscles, chest and shoulders (if you sit rounded like in most airplanes), slowing the metabolism and even putting a road block in the lymphatic system - these are just a few of the scourges we may endure during travel. Now let's add disrupted sleep, jet lag and food choices that may not agree with our internal workings while on the road. Any combination of these factors can really hijack your intentions for physical activity when that lounge chair and Mojito start calling your name.
The Huffington Post
7 months
They also raise money to treat injured and abused doxies. Moxie (sitting in Steven's lap) is a sweet girl recovering nicely from IVDD (intervertebral disc disease), and 12 year-old Rhonda is the cuddly senior beside him. They both are up for adoption! Daisy (the white dog) is a foster fail... she found a permanent home with her devoted foster mom! Tilda is a 7 year-old terrier that Steven and his boyfriend Byron Lane (himself a testicular cancer survivor and the creator and star of the award-winning web series Last Will and Testicle) adopted from the Lange Foundation in 2015. The Lange Foundation plucks dogs from Los Angeles city shelters with immediate medical needs that make them more or less unadaptable, pays for medical care, and places them in carefully screened and loving homes. Tilda had been shot repeatedly with a BB gun -- someone had obviously used her as target practice.
Mirrorspectrum
9 months
We have all experienced excruciating back pain . Our backs can be injured so easily so it is good to know how to relieve pain. This can be achieved with simple exercises. The Ischiadic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body, and is composed of five small nerves that come out of the lumbosacral spine and descend down the legs where they branch into smaller nerves in the upper thigh, knee, leaves, foot and fingers. And aging and degenerative changes in the intervertebral discs, lifting cargo from awkward body position or performance of the wrong movement leads to cracking the ring discus and the outbreak of its central part, which begins to press the spinal root (the place from where the nerves). This disorder is called sciaticasciatica and usually occurs in the lower back (lumbar spine). Sciatica in pregnancy is also a frequent problem that occurs due to heavy loading of the spine and affects future young mothers.
Ned Hardy
10 months
Backs and necks have gotten longer, chest jutted forward and legs have shrunk to such proportions that there is barely any clearance between the chest and floor. The dachschund has the highest risk of any breed for intervertebral disc disease which can result in paralysis; they are also prone to achondroplastic related pathologies, PRA and problems with their legs. German Shepherd The German Shepherd Dog is also a breed that is routinely mentioned when people talk about ruined breeds; maybe because they used to be awesome. In Dogs of All Nations , the GSD is described as a medium-sized dog (25 kg /55 lb), this is a far cry from the angulated, barrel-chested, sloping back, ataxic, 85-pounders (38 kg) we are used to seeing in the conformation ring. There was a time when the GSD could clear a 2.5 meter (8.5 ft) wall; that time is long gone. Pug The Pug is another extreme brachycephalic breed and it has all the problems associated with that trait – high blood pressure, heart problems, low oxygenation, difficulty breathing, tendency to overheat, dentition problems, and skin fold dermatitis.
YourNewsWire
10 months
When doctors remove spinal tumors, they have to remove significant amounts of bone and even entire intervertebral discs, leaving a significant gap. To ensure the integrity of the spinal cord and maintain the strength of the patient’s spine, doctors have to fill the gaps; however, current methods for doing so are not ideal. Patients typically have to choose between an aggressive, [...]
Daily Mail - Home
a year
Daily Mail - Health
a year
NewsMax Health
a year
Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds. Lower back pain related to herniated disk (when intervertebral disks become compressed and bulge) and, to a lesser degree, spinal stenosis...
Collective Evolution
a year
If you have ever suffered from sciatica or sciatic nerve pain, you know it isn't pleasant. Originating in the lower spine area, it can show up even without an injury causing it. Typically sciatic pain is felt in the buttocks and can radiate down the the upper thigh. While the pain can extend to the foot, it is less common.[1] The pain is felt in fleshy parts of the body, but it stems from a pinching of nerves departing from the spinal cord in the intervertebral disks. Sciatic pain can often get worse when pressure is applied to the affected area. Things like sneezing, coughing, going to the bathroom, and engaging in regular activities can cause sciatic pain to flare up.[1] Treatment Modern treatment for sciatica involves pain relievers and avoidance of stress on the spinal area by resting and limiting activities. Even though this may reduce pain, it doesn't have many long term effects.