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    1. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - Prevention

      Lumbar spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by age - related changes of the spine, which can squeeze the spinal cord or its nerve roots. Some of these changes cannot be prevented; however, you may be able to control the severity of spinal stenosis by m

    2. Whiplash - Topic Overview

      What is sciatica? Sciatica is pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back. Branches of the sciatic nerve extend through the buttocks and down the back of each leg to the ankle and foot. What causes sciatica? The most common cause of sciatica ..

    3. Opiate Pain Relievers for Acute Neck Pain

      Drug details for Narcotic pain relievers for acute neck pain.

    4. Whiplash - What Increases Your Risk

      Factors that increase a person's risk for scoliosis include: Family history. Scoliosis is known to run in families. Children - especially daughters - of women who have scoliosis are at increased risk for having scoliosis.Being female. Girls between the ag

    5. Whiplash - Other Treatment

      Treatment other than surgery for scoliosis includes: Observation. In a child who is still growing, a spinal curve that is less than 25 degrees may require only regular checkups every 4 to 6 months to see whether the curve is getting worse. And wearing a b

    6. Whiplash - Surgery

      Read about surgery for herniated discs.

    7. Whiplash - When To Call a Doctor

      Call your health professional to have your child evaluated for scoliosis if: You observe a curve in your child's spine.You notice that something about your child's posture looks unusual, such as ribs that stick out, one shoulder that is higher than the ot

    8. Whiplash - Prevention

      Scoliosis cannot be prevented. Treatment is aimed at preventing the curve from getting worse.

    9. Whiplash - When To Call a Doctor

      Find out when to call a doctor about a herniated disc.

    10. Whiplash - Topic Overview

      Discography is a medical procedure that involves injecting a dye into the jellylike center of a spinal disc to help diagnose back problems. During discography,a doctor looks at the amount of pressure needed to inject the dye into the disc,whether it causes pain that is the same as your regular pain,how much dye is used,and how the dye appears on X-ray once it is inside the disc. Most people ...

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