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Back pain

Back pain

(ĐTĐ) – Back pain (also known as “dorsalgia”) is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.   The pain can often be divided into neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain or tailbone pain. It may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull…

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Vertebral column

Vertebral column

(ĐTĐ) – In human anatomy, the vertebral column (backbone or spine) is a column usually consisting of 33 vertebrae, the sacrum, intervertebral discs, and the coccyx situated in the dorsal aspect of the torso, separated by spinal discs. It houses and protects the spinal cord in its spinal canal. Curves  The vertebral column seen from the side Viewed laterally the vertebral column presents several curves, which correspond to the different regions of the column, and are called cervical, thoracic, lumbar,…

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Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Neck pain is an extremely common complaint; some of it is caused by the standard wear-and-tear of aging, but many people can actually prevent it from occurring by making a few simple changes.   You have probably heard the warnings about how your office posture is affecting your neck and back. Well, they’re true. Spending 8 hours hunched over a computer or a stack of paper strains the neck by forcing it to hold up the head, which…

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Sleeping and Neck Pain

Sleeping and Neck Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Many times when you’re in pain, you just want to go to sleep. But for a lot of people, sleep may be causing their pain – one common source of neck pain is poor sleeping posture.   You probably don’t think of sleep as active enough to strain your neck, but if you are sleeping at an awkward angle for long periods of time, which tends to happen over the eight hours you’re (supposed to be) sleeping every…

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Cervical and Lumbar Spondylosis Explained

Cervical and Lumbar Spondylosis Explained

(ĐTĐ) – The word “spondylosis” means a stiffening or fixation of the vertebrae in the back and neck due to a disease process. Spondylosis is the degenerative changes such as degenerating discs and bone spurs. Quite often, these changes are called osteoarthritis. Spondylosis can occur anywhere on the spine: cervical (neck), thoracic (upper/mid back), and lumbar (low back). However, the most common is cervical and lumbar.   Individuals with thoracic spondylosis rarely experience symptoms. Lumbosacral spondylosis occurs in both the…

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Cervical Spondylosis And Radiculopathy

Cervical Spondylosis And Radiculopathy

(ĐTĐ) – Although medical terms that might confuse many people, cervical spondylosis and radiculopathy have a common link with one another. Understanding one (cervical spondylosis) is needed to understand how the other (radiculopathy) works within contexts involving the former. That’s mainly because cervical spondylosis often plays a role in causing radiculopathy in people. In this article, let’s take a closer look at the relationship between cervical spondylosis and radiculopathy.   Understanding cervical spondylosis Spondylosis is a generalized term referring to…

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Neck Pain from a Herniated Disk

Neck Pain from a Herniated Disk

(ĐTĐ) – The vertebrae of your spinal column are separated by cushiony disks, which absorb shock and allow for movement and flexibility in the spine. Sometimes these disks rupture or slip and bulge out where they shouldn’t, which is known as a slipped, ruptured, or herniated disk; when it occurs in the vertebrae of the neck, it’s called cervical disk herniation.   When a disk bursts or otherwise moves out of place, it can cause pain and other complications, and…

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Pseudo-sciatica

Pseudo-sciatica

(ĐTĐ) – Sciatica can be a difficult condition to pin down, and confusing the issue there is also a condition that is commonly called “pseudo-sciatica.” The condition is called piriformis Syndrome. It has different causes from sciatica, but it mimics the symptoms so it won’t be a surprise if you and your doctor believe that it’s sciatica. Tiếng Việt >> Sciatica is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve by a slipped or herniated disc. This nerve runs from…

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A Neck Pain: Stress

A Neck Pain: Stress

(ĐTĐ) – Stress has become an unfortunately commonplace part of life for many people, so much so that we forget how damaging it can be on the body. Aside from the emotional and mental toll it takes, stress can have negative physical effects as well, from fatigue to bodily pain. Neck pain is one of those physical symptoms of stress.   Stress is part of our ingrained fight-or-flight response, flooding our system with adrenaline and causing our muscles to tense…

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Lower Back Pain is N1 Cause of Disability

Lower Back Pain is N1 Cause of Disability

(ĐTĐ) – Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to a large new study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.   Researchers in the U.K., Australia and the U.S. studied data from the Global Burden of Disease study, which assessed the health of people in 187 countries. They found that almost one out of ten people (9.4%) suffers from lower back pain – a number likely to rise as the population ages. Back Pain“Governments,…

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