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    1. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - Topic Overview

      Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that occurs when excessive growth of bone and/or tissue reduces the size of the openings in the spinal bones.

    2. Whiplash - Surgery

      Read about surgery for herniated discs.

    3. Lumbar Spinal Fusion (Arthrodesis)

      Spinal fusion (arthrodesis) is a surgical procedure that joins, or fuses, two or more vertebrae. Spinal fusion is major surgery, usually lasting several hours. There are different methods of spinal fusion.

    4. Whiplash - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I (or my child) have surgery for scoliosis?

    5. Whiplash - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Fitness: Walking for Wellness

    6. Cervical Spinal Stenosis - Topic Overview

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

    7. 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.

    8. 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

    9. 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 ..

    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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