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    1. Whiplash - Cause

      A herniated disc usually is caused by wear and tear of the disc (also called disc degeneration). As we age, our vertebral discs lose some of the fluid that helps them maintain flexibility. A herniated disc also may result from injuries to the spine, which

    2. Whiplash - Cause

      In about 80% of cases, the cause of scoliosis is not known. This is called idiopathic scoliosis. It develops mostly in children and teens and appears to be related to several factors, including genetics, as it often runs in families.

    3. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Topic Overview

      What is degenerative disc disease?Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones (vertebrae) that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take

    4. Corticosteroids for a Herniated Disc

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for a herniated disc.

    5. Whiplash - Surgery

      Surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots. During surgery, damaged parts of your spine are removed or adjusted.

    6. Lumbar Herniated Disc - Home Treatment

      Learn about home treatments for herniated discs.

    7. Whiplash - Topic Overview

      The following tips may help you stand and walk using good posture. Keep your ear,shoulder,hip,and ankle in a line. Avoid locking your knees while standing. Try placing one foot on a low stool if you must stand in one position for a long time. Switch feet every few minutes. Keep your lower back in the neutral position. ...

    8. Medical History and Physical Exam for a Lumbar Herniated Disc

      During the first visit to your health professional for a possible herniated disc, you will be asked about your medical history, including: The pattern, intensity, and duration of your leg or back pain (you may be asked to complete a pain drawing to identify the areas and types of pain you have).Previous accidents, injuries, or illnesses involving your back.Family history of low back pain and ...

    9. Whiplash - Other Treatment

      Learn about rehabilitation, exercise, and complementary and alternative treatments for a herniated disc.

    10. Whiplash - Surgery

      Surgery may be used to treat severe scoliosis. The goal of surgery is to improve a severe spinal curve. The result will not be a perfectly straight spine, but the goal is to balance the spine and to make sure the curve does not get worse.

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