Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal that causes pressure on the spinal cord where spinal nerves leave the spinal column. Depending on affected nerves, spinal stenosis can cause numbness or pain in the back, neck, legs, arms or shoulders. Spinal stenosis usually develops as a person ages (generally starting a … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Spinal stenosis is a condition that can be very uncomfortable and very worrying. Fortunately with advances in modern day surgery, Spinal Stenosis is easily treatable, and can require little rehabilitation time in the hospital. Spinal Stenosis is caused by pressure on the nerves in the spine, usually from the bones, ligament … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Spinal Fusion Surgical Operation

Spinal fusion, also known as spondylodesis, is an invasive surgical procedure that joins two or more vertebrae together. This procedure can last for several hours and is done using different fusion methods. With one spinal fusion method metal implants are placed and secured to the vertebrae as a means to hold them together w … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Severe Sciatica

Severe sciatica happens when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed. This can be a result of just about anything, ranging from pregnancy to a herniated disc, to habitual poor posture. Sciatica is actually the term used to define the symptoms that result from sciatic nerve compression. These symptoms include pain in the low ba … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Scoliosis Exercises

Over the years, scoliosis exercises have been used by doctors to help their patients manage back pain. Scoliosis is a type of medical condition wherein the spin curves from side to side, causing serious pain for the sufferer. When seen through X-ray, the spine of a person suffering from scoliosis may look like the letter S o … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Sciatica Treatment with Massage

Sciatica is the weakness, pain, numbness and/or tingling that is experienced in the leg, back, hip, thigh, neck or foot that ensues when there is injury or compression of the sciatic nerve. When there is pressure applied to the sciatic nerve (a nerve that starts in the spine but travels down the back of the leg and controls … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Sciatica Therapy

Sciatica is the pain referred to when the sciatic nerve is irritated and causes chronic pain. Most commonly, it is felt from the lower back down around the back of the thigh and can radiate down below the knee. Starting from nerve roots in your lower back (lumbar spine) and reaching through the buttocks area to supply nerve … Read More

Filed Under: Sciatica
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Sciatica Physical Therapy

Sciatica is a condition in which one or both of the large sciatic nerves in the back of the legs are compressed or irritated. Patients typically experience pain as well as tingling and difficulty in moving the affected leg. They may also feel numbness or muscular weakness that originates in the lower back and travels down th … Read More

Filed Under: Sciatica
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Microdiscectomy

Microdiscectomy is a spine surgery where a small portion of the bone over the nerve root or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve neural impingement while providing more room for the nerve to heal. Microdiscectomy uses a magnifying instrument or special microscope to view the disc and nerves making it … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Pinched Sciatic Nerve

With only 5% of back pain sufferers having sciatic nerve symptoms it is one of the rarest lower back problems. Sciatica, known as the symptoms patients' experience, is an inflammation of the sciatic nerve. This is the largest nerve in the body running from the base of the spinal cord to the feet. A primary cause of sciatica … Read More

Filed Under: Sciatica
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,