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Chronic Neck Pain

What Is A Cervical Herniated Disc?

A Cervical Herniated Disc often causes neck pain for older patients, usually 50 years or over. Arthritis is a common condition that simply comes with age and wear and tear, but can be managed with proper exercise, nutrition, and treatment. The seven vertebrae of the neck are stacked atop one another, separated by soft discs that […]

flat back syndrome

What Is Lumber Arthritis?

The facet joints on either side of the five lumbar vertebrae are susceptible to arthritis in elderly patients. Lumbar arthritis is inflammation of these joints, often brought about after years of wear on the bones. Swelling in the facet joints will compress nerves in the area and irritate surrounding tissues as well as damage the […]

knee arthritis

The 4 Stages of Knee Arthritis

Although there are several forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the form that most often affects the knees. OA causes the degeneration of the cartilage in the knee joint due to bony growths known as osteophytes. When this cartilage is damaged the result is the common symptoms associated with arthritis such as pain, swelling and stiffness in […]

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