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    1. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - Medications

      Information on medications used to treat herniated discs.

    2. Discectomy or Microdiscectomy for a Lumbar Herniated Disc

      Discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.

    3. Whiplash - Medications

      Treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis is done to relieve pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and improve your ability to function and your quality of life. Medication may be used to relieve the pain and inflammation caused by spinal stenosis. Taking m

    4. Percutaneous Discectomy for a Lumbar Herniated Disc

      Discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.

    5. Low Back Pain - What Increases Your Risk

      The risk of having lumbar spinal stenosis increases if you are older than age 50, have a history of spinal injury, or have osteoarthritis (spondylosis) of the spine.

    6. Whiplash - What Happens

      Spinal stenosis usually starts gradually and develops over a long period of time. Narrowing of the spinal canal can squeeze and irritate the nerve roots that branch out from the spinal cord, or it can squeeze and irritate the spinal cord itself.

    7. Decompressive Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

      Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat spinal stenosis.

    8. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - Topic Overview

      What is a herniated disc? Learn what it is and what causes it.

    9. Whiplash - What Happens

      The gradual wearing out of spinal discs is a natural part of aging that can often lead to a herniated disc. However, only a few people who have herniated discs have severe or troublesome symptoms.

    10. Whiplash - Other Treatment

      Physical therapy is an important part of nonsurgical and postsurgical treatment for spinal stenosis. Physical therapy can reduce pain, improve function, and build muscle strength.

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