Lumbar Disc Herniation: Understanding the Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery Time

Lumbar Disc Herniation: Understanding the Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery Time

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A lumbar disc herniation occurs when the protective casing enclosing the disc tears and the gelatinous substances of the disc spill out into the spinal canal. Herniated lumbar discs occur in the lower back, as opposed to cervical disc herniations, which occur in the neck. The discs of the spine act as shock absorbers in […]

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Sciatica Pain Management Options and Treatment

Sciatica Pain Management Options and Treatment

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Sciatica is a common condition affecting the sciatic nerve – the nerve extending from the lower back down to the bottom of each leg. As many as 4 out of every 10 people will experience sciatica at some point in their lives, according to WebMD. While sciatica is common, it is painful. Fortunately, there are […]

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Brain Tumors: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Brain Tumors: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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A brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells in the brain tissue. Brain tumors can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) and can form in the brain or form in other parts of the body and spread to the brain. Because there are many different types of brain tumors, and even the same types […]

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What to Expect After Microdecompression Surgery

Microdiscectomy: What to Expect After Microdecompression Surgery

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A microdiscectomy is a type of minimally invasive surgery performed on patients with a herniated spinal disc. In the past, spinal surgery required large incisions, long recovery periods and lots of pain for the patient, but microdiscectomies have changed all of that. The key component of a microdiscectomy is the use of an operating microscope. […]

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Glioblastoma Causes & Treatments: Understanding Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

Glioblastoma Causes & Treatments: Understanding Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

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Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme, is an aggressive type of brain cancer. They can occur at any age, but glioblastomas are typically found in older adults. Typically, glioblastomas can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and seizures. Glioblastomas develop from cells called astrocytes – the glial cells of the central nervous system. Once glioblastomas are […]

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