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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...

Whiplash Whiplash, also called cervical acceleration/deceleration (or CAD) syndrome, is a neck injury commonly caused by car accidents, falls, and contact sports. It results from a quick, jerking motion that forces the neck beyond its normal range of motion. When the head is suddenly and violently...

Adults with ADD and ADHD often have difficulty staying focused and attending to daily, mundane tasks. For example, you may be easily distracted by irrelevant sights and sounds, quickly bounce from one activity to another, or become bored quickly. Symptoms in this category are sometimes overlooked...

Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a long-lasting disease that can affect your brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves in your eyes. It can cause problems with vision, balance, muscle control, and other basic body functions. The effects are often different for everyone who has...

Seizure Disorders In seizure disorders, the brain’s electrical activity is periodically disturbed, resulting in some degree of temporary brain dysfunction. Normal brain function requires an orderly, organized, coordinated discharge of electrical impulses. Electrical impulses enable the brain to communicate with the spinal cord, nerves, and muscles...

Meniere’s Disease Meniere’s disease is an inner ear problem that affects your hearing and balance. It normally occurs in only one ear at a time. But over time, it develops in the other ear in up to half of those who have it. Meniere’s disease can cause...