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Hip Pain There are many reasons for having hip pain; one of the most common reasons is referred pain from the back. Osteoarthritis of the hip joint is a problem affecting mainly older people and is the most common disease affecting the hip joint, with 25%...

Neck Pain Most episodes of neck pain are due to a muscle strain or other soft tissue sprain (ligaments, tendons), spinal misalignment, or atlas misalignment. This type of injury can also be caused by a sudden force (whiplash). These types of pain often improve with time and...

Degenerative Joint Disease Degenerative joint disease is also known as osteoarthritis. Bony spurs can develop as the spine degenerates. This happens when the cartilage becomes rough and worn out, causing the joints to rub against each other, creating inflammation, pain, stiffness, loss of motion and ultimately...

Fibromyalgia Although there is no consensus on its cause, fibromyalgia appears to be both an inflammatory condition and a neuromuscular condition – meaning that it involves both the body and the brain. It appears to begin by inflammation of the fibrous tissue that surrounds muscles and...

Degenerative Disc Disease Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back and neck pain. Simply put, it is the weakening of one or more of the discs that serve as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop over time...

Sciatica Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower extremities of the buttock, legs and/or feet. It is produced by nerve irritation or nerve compression of the nerve roots that form the sciatic nerve. These nerve roots come out of the...

Spinal Stenosis Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck or back, as well as the openings between the bones where nerves exit from the spinal cord. This usually happens when bone, tissue, or both grow in the openings in the spinal...

Arm or Leg Pain Arm or leg pain is a radiating pain that is a result of nerve irritation or nerve compression of one or more nerve roots of the cervical spine. Because the cervical (neck) nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury...

Disc Bulges A bulging spinal disc occurs when the disc’s soft, jelly-like center (nucleus) is squeezed into cracks in the disc’s outer covering, weakening and stretching that covering. As a disc bulges out from between the neighboring bones (vertebrae), it can press on nerves that travel...

Cervical Disc Herniation Cervical disc herniation occurs as weakened discs bulge or herniate, compressing or irritating a nerve. The compromised nerve can cause severe pain and other problems in the neck and mid-back, as well as the arms and/or hands. Proper diagnostics, which commonly involve imaging (x-ray...

Disc Pain Spinal disc problems are widely misunderstood for a number of reasons. First, medical and chiropractic professionals do not always agree on the causes of disc pain and nerve pain. Patients can have a difficult time understanding this complex – and often not well explained...

Post Concussion Syndrome In general, post concussion syndrome follows the occurrence of an injury or trauma to the head and/or neck. Not all people who suffer mild traumatic head injury experience post-concussion syndrome. This syndrome may be worse in people who have had previous concussions or...