What to do if you have spinal stenosis First of all, let’s consider what spinal stenosis is. There are two major types of spinal stenosis: cervical and lumbar stenosis. Cervical stenosis is a narrowing of your spine near your neck. Lumbar stenosis affects your spine in your lower back. Again, it is a narrowing of part of your spine. .
What is Degenerative Disc Disease? Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is all part of the natural ageing process. Sometimes, the normal changes that occur in your discs cause you pain. These processes may not cause you any pain, but they can be painful for many people. Think of your discs as shock absorbers. They are in between the vertebrae in .
What is a spinal bulging disc? A spinal bulging disc is quite a common injury. They can be referred to in different ways, but basically, they are spinal discs which have changed shape due to pressure on a disc. It might also be caused by the ageing process. Bulging discs are sometimes also known as protruding discs. Sometimes the .
What is a herniated disc? If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, you might be wondering what this means. You may also believe, erroneously, that you will need an operation. Let’s start by explaining what a herniated disc is exactly. A herniated or slipped disc A herniated disc is often called a slipped disc. A disc is .
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Lower Back Pain while you are at work If you have lower back pain while you are at work, you should report it to your health and safety representative and your employer. Talk with them about how your work situation could be improved. For example, perhaps you need a chair support, or perhaps your work station needs adjusting to .
Do you have lower back pain problems? If you suffer with back pain, you may be wondering if you should have surgery, a laminectomy or discectomy perhaps. Many of our clients have written to us with their tales of woe after having surgery so our advice is that it is better to try your own home treatment for lower .