Where Back Pain Begins
Vertebral discs are the spinal column's shock absorbers. The discs cushions the vertebral bones and allow the spine to twist and bend. ...click to watch video.
The spinal cord branches out to all parts of the body. The part of a nerver that connects to the spinal cord is called a nerve root. If one of these roots is injured or pinched, pain may be felt in the part of the body served by that nerve. ...click to watch video.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrea. The condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back. ...click to watch video.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, which can be difficult to diagnose, results in pain throughout the body and a feeling of exhaustion that can last for months at a time. ...click to watch video.
EMG and NCS
An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. ...click to read more about this from WebMD.
Facet Joint Syndrome (Arthritis)
Arthritis is a detereoration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. ...click to watch video.
A herniated disc can push painfully against a nerve root, sending pain down the sciatic nerve and resulting in a burning, tingling and/or numbing sensation from the lower back down to one or both feet. ...click to watch video.
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
The nerve roots leaving the lower back serve the legs. When a lumbar root is injured, pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling may be felt in the buttocks, leg or foot. This pain is usually called sciatica. ...click to watch video.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Myofascial Pain Syndrome is caused by injury or damage to the fascia, the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles, organs, and other structures inside the body. The syndrome causes chronic pain thoughout the body, especially in the neck and jaw. ...click to watch video.
Pain management, also called pain medicine, is a type of specialized medical care designed to minimize the impact of surgical pain or chronic pain. ...click to watch video.
Peripheral Neuralgia is a painful condition that results from damage to the peripheral nervous system - the nerves that travel from the spinal cord to the limbs and organs. ...click to watch video.
Post Laminectomy Syndrome
Post laminectomy syndrome, also called failed back syndrome, is a continuous and chronic pain that can develop after certain types of back surgery. ...click to watch video.
In most cases, spinal infection is caused when an illness or infection somewhere in the body is carried to a disc in the spinal column. ...click to watch video.
Spinal stenesis results from new bone and soft tissue growth on the vertebrae, which reduces the space in the spinal canal. ...click to watch video.
In this condition, damage to bones or joints causes vertebrae to slip forward and distort the spinal cord. ...click to watch video.