close up of man suffering from herniated disc in neck

Herniated Disc in Neck

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Herniated Disc in Neck

What is it? A herniated disc in the neck is when the material between the intervertebral disc (called Nucleus Pulposus) breaks through the outer lining or ring material (called Annulus Fibrosis) that helps to make up the core between the vertebra that provides shock absorption for the spine. When this material seeps its way into…

A young woman with a swollen foot

Swollen Foot

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Swollen Foot

What is a Swollen Foot? A swollen foot is one where there is fluid buildup in the tissues and muscles of the foot. Excessive foot and lower leg swelling is known as peripheral edema. What causes a Swollen Foot? A swollen foot is very common dependent upon activity such as standing for long time or…

What is a Slipped Disc?

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on What is a Slipped Disc?

A “slipped disc” is actually a state where parts of an injured, abnormal or degenerated disc protrude out against surrounding nerve tissues. Other names for this condition besides slipped disc include herniated disc, ruptured disc or prolapsed disc. The lower back is most often affected by this problem. The discs themselves are shock absorbing defensive…

senior woman suffering from pain in back at home

Pinched Nerve in Your Back

July 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Pinched Nerve in Your Back

What is a Pinched nerve in your Back? A pinched nerve is one that has disruption of function by pressure applied to it from adjacent tissues like bones, muscles, cartilage and tendons. Although pinched nerves can occur anywhere along the back, the most common cause is due to a herniated disk in the lower spine…

unhappy woman suffering from pinched nerve and neck pain

Pinched Nerve

May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Pinched Nerve

The term “pinched nerve” is a general term used In musculoskeletal medicine used to describe a condition where a component of a nerve is compromised is some manner by way of excessive pressure which can be from surrounding structures, inflammation, abnormal growths like tumors etc. In this article, we will narrow the discussion of pinched…

Young man holding his neck muscle in pain

Neck Muscle Pain

May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Neck Muscle Pain

Neck muscle pain can be very painful and disruptive in your life when it happens. Imagine one morning you wake up and you try to turn your head and you suddenly feel a sharp pain that quickly grabs your attention. You immediately grab your neck as you try to catch your breath! Has this ever happened…


Bone Spur Heel

May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Bone Spur Heel

Bone Spur Heel A bone spur of the heel is a calcium deposit appearing as a bony protrusion. Bone spurs may or may not cause heel pain but often appear with plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue running along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to…


Big Toe Pain

May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Big Toe Pain

Big Toe Pain The big toe is important as the foreman of our daily physical activities, helping us stay balanced, and directing the way we walk by allowing us to push-off the ground. A painful toe restricts our activities. Pain in the big toe (Hallux) is a symptom that often reflects a basic ailment affecting…


Injections for Knee Pain

May 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Injections for Knee Pain

Injections for Knee Pain Overview of injections for knee pain Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis distressing the knees with a breakdown of cartilage (the covering that protects joint bones). The bone surface starts eroding and becomes damaged causing swelling, stiffness and pain. When knee pain becomes a chronic problem typically due to osteoarthritis, and…

Herniated Disk

Herniated Disc. What is it?

January 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Herniated Disc. What is it?

Spinal Motor Unit is described as two vertebrae and the disc between them. What is the disc (IVD)? The IVD disc is a horizontally positioned cushion comprised mainly cartilage. Most of the disc is made of strong crossed circular fibrous tissue. The center or nucleus is comprised of a gelatinous material. The back of the…