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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Headaches & Migraines
Upper,Middle, Lower Back Pain
Neck Pain & Stiffness
Hand Numbness & Tingling
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome
Extremity Pain (Arm or Leg)
Hip or pelvic
Arthritis or Degenerative Joints
The term ‘disc’ is short for the ‘intervertebral discs’, the spongy cushions that separate the block-like bones (vertebrae) of the spine. These discs have a number of important functions including shock absorption, keeping the vertebral column stable and giving the vertebrae ‘pivot points’ to allow movement.
A disc is made of two parts: the elastic outer shell (annulus fibrosis) and the jelly-like contents (nucleus pulposis). It can handle quite a lot of pressure without damage, but certain types of pressure can damage the shell and push its contents out.
The symptoms of a damaged disc can vary according to its location and severity. Many people who show evidence on scanning of damaged discs have no symptoms. This means that, most commonly, there are no symptoms at all. However, general signs may include:
- Back pain
- Pain radiating down the legs
- Worsening pain associated with bending over or sitting down for a long time
- Worsening pain associated with activities like coughing or sneezing
- Numbness or pins-and-needles in an arm or leg.
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