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Dealing With Cauda Equina Syndrome

Millions of people are affected by lower back pain worldwide. Usually, back pain can be treated easily and does not have a serious underlying cause. But in rare cases, severe back pain can be due to a condition known as the “cauda equine syndrome” or CES. This is not well known and is often misdiagnosed. People with the cauda .
Epidural steroid injections for back pain.

Epidural Injections For The Spine – Are They Effective?

The main reason to get an epidural injection is temporarily reduce the pain. In our opinion epidural injections are not effective for spine conditions, they carry a huge risk and other methods such as Orthopaedic Medicine are much safer and results last. What is an epidural injection? Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms .
Spinal problems diagram

What are the differences between Bulging, Herniated and Prolapsed Discs?

1.Bulging Disc:  A bulging disc is a condition in which the nucleus (inner portion) of a spinal disc remains contained within the annulus fibrosus (outer portion), unlike a herniated disc in which the nucleus leaks out of the disc. Symptoms include: Numbness Weakness, Tingling Muscle spasms or cramping, These will depend on the region of the spine where nerve compression occurred  2. Herniated Disc: A herniated disc is .
Exercise for bulging disc and sciatica

Spinal Backrack – 2nd Basic Exercise – Starting Position & Double Leg Raise

Once in the Starting Position (shown above), patients are encouraged to perform a series of exercises. These have been carefully developed from long experience to mobilise the facet joints of the spine and to reduce as required, back, neck, and hip pain. When you first lie on the Backrack, you may have a stiff spine and pain/back spasms, because .
Exercise is for lower back pain

Spinal Backrack – 1st Basic Exercise – Starting position & Single Leg Raise

  Once in the Starting Position (shown above), patients are encouraged to perform a series of exercises. These have been carefully developed from long experience to mobilise the facet joints of the spine and to reduce as required, back, neck, and hip pain. When you first lie on the Backrack, you may have a stiff spine and pain/back spasms, .
Normal disc vs bulging disc

HERNIATED DISCS – Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis The diagnosis for bulging and herniated discs can frequently be faulty because MRI scans upon which doctors and surgeons rely can only show about 25% – 40% of the patient’s condition – and even then the results of such scans are not necessarily indicative of the real problem affecting the patient. Scans can assist but they cannot provide .
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