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What is Lumbar Spondylolisthesis?

By |2021-06-23T14:48:06-04:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Lumbar Spondylolisthesis What is arthritis of the lumbar spine (spondylolisthesis)? This is a condition in which a spine vertebral body slips forward or backward upon the vertebral body below. The word is derived from the Greek words spondylos, which means “spine” or “vertebra,” and listhesis, which means “to slip or slide.” If the vertebra slips too far [...]

What is Discogenic Pain or Internal Disc Disruption?

By |2021-06-23T14:48:13-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Internal disc disruption is best understood in the lumbar spine, because it is more common in occurrence and the anatomy is easier to understand. It can cause episodes of severe low back pain with muscle spasms. Discogenic pain symptoms are usually exacerbated by sitting for long periods, bending and lifting.  In rare instances the symptoms may [...]

What is Spinal Stenosis?

By |2021-06-23T14:48:21-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

The spinal cord and nerve roots run through an opening in the vertebral column called the spinal canal. Because of the natural process of aging and spinal degeneration, the spinal canal may narrow, compressing the spinal cord and nerves in a process called central stenosis. The keyholes (intervertebral foramina) where the nerve roots exit the spine [...]

What is a Herniated Disc or Sciatica?

By |2021-06-23T14:48:28-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Intervertebral Discs - Herniated Disc or Sciatica What are the intervertebral discs and how do discs degenerate? They is a circular ligament called the annulus fibrosus surrounding a gel-like system called the nucleus pulposus that functions as a shock absorber between the vertebrae. The discs make up about one-fourth of the height of the spinal column. [...]

What is Iliopsoas Bursitis?

By |2021-06-23T14:48:37-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Hip Pain|

Inflammation of the iliopsoas bursa (the largest bursa in the body) which lies between the front of the hip joint and the iliopsoas muscle (a hip flexor) is called iliopsoas bursitis. This bursa helps reduce rubbing and friction between the bones and soft tissues that meet at your hip joint capsule.  Bursitis in this area can [...]

What is Trochanteric Bursitis?

By |2021-06-23T14:48:44-04:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Hip Pain|

It is the inflammation of the large bursa located on the upper, outer region of the thigh bone (femur) called the greater trochanter. It is an attachment point for rotator muscles that move the hip joint. The bursa overlying the trochanter can become irritated, resulting in hip bursitis (trochanteric bursitis). It can affect anyone, but is [...]

Outsmart Your Pain with Lisa Barr MD

By |2021-06-23T14:48:53-04:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Podcasts|Tags: , |

Learn how to Outsmart Your Pain from pain management expert and physician, Lisa Barr MD. "Basically, the pain body connection is something I’ve been very passion about for some time. I’ve been focused on trying to learn how to explain it in a way that people could understand it." "In my book, that's exactly what we [...]

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