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Herniated Disc vs. Spinal Stenosis: How Do They Differ?

Is your leg pain, cramping, numbness, and tingling keeping you up at night, off your feet during the day, and downright uncomfortable the majority of the time? If so, you may be suffering from a spine condition like a lumbar herniated disc ...
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Lumbar Discectomy vs. Fusion: Which Surgery is Right for Me?

If you’re suffering from leg or lower back pain caused by a lumbar herniated disc, you’re probably on the hunt for ways to address your discomfort and get back to living a comfortable, pain-free life. After you’ve exhausted your nonsurgical...
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Discectomy and Laminectomy: Is There a Difference?

Lumbar herniated discs are a leading cause of leg pain, spinal instability, immobility, and an overall sense of discomfort. In some cases, pain relief can be achieved with conservative, nonsurgical treatments such as stretching programs, ic...
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What Is Degenerative Disc Disease, and How Can I Prevent It?

Research shows1  that one-third of people aged 40-59 years old have image-based evidence of moderate to severe degenerative disc disease (DDD), and the prevalence increases 2-4 fold in those aged 60 and older. In fact, in the U.S. alone, ne...
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How to Manage Your Sciatica Pain While Driving

Anyone struggling with pain from sciatica will be the first to tell you that it’s no walk in the park—especially for those with a number of lifestyle risks that exacerbate symptoms and make it difficult to find relief. Driving, especially f...
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Yoga for Sciatica and Lower Back Pain: 4 Effective Poses for Relief

Although some sciatica sufferers require surgery to achieve lasting pain relief, others see success with more conservative nonsurgical treatment options. In up to 85 percent of patients1, symptoms may resolve with nonsurgical treatments, in...
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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Lumbar Herniated Discs

Physical therapy plays a critical role in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) for countless individuals, often producing excellent results without the need for surgical intervention. In fact, research1 has shown that referral from...
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Different Approaches to Lumbar Discectomy Surgery

Discectomy surgery has been considered the surgical gold standard for relieving sciatica symptoms resulting from a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, in cases when conservative treatment doesn’t work. Research reveals that 84 percent1 of l...
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When Should You See a Doctor for Sciatica Pain Relief?

One day, you’re a strong, active person in good shape and good health. Then, just like that, you’re completely down for the count due to disabling pain shooting from your lower back, down your leg, and into your ankle and foot. The culprit?...
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What Are the Signs of a Herniated Disc in the Lower Back?

Struggling with pain that radiates down your leg and into your foot and ankle? If so, you may be experiencing nerve irritation or sciatica resulting from a lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Whether it’s the result of a degenerative change or a ...
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