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Injury

30 Articles

Herniated Disc – Protrusion or Extrusion

Overview The spinal bones (vertebrae) are separated by discs which cushion your bones, absorb shock, and allow your spine to twist and bend.  If a disc is damaged, its contents can push into or through the disc wall and deform its shape.  This is called a disc herniation, which can also be classi…

Femur Fracture

Overview The femur, commonly known as the “thigh bone”, is the largest and strongest bone in your body.   Causes A direct blow to your thigh can fracture your femur, as can a vehicle crash or fall.  Conditions that weaken your bones, like osteoporosis, make a fracture more likely.   Typ…

Discogenic Pain

Overview Spinal discs cushion the spinal bones (vertebrae) above and below them, and allow the spine to move in a variety of directions.  These disc have nerves that give the sensation of pain when the disc is injured or weakened.  This is called discogenic pain and is different than pain caused …

Degenerative Disc Disease

Overview Vertebral discs act cushion and absorb shock between spinal bones (vertebrae).  When discs lose fluid and height, they are said to experience degenerative disc disease.  Degeneration happens naturally over time as discs age, but injuries can speed up the degenerative process or make it m…

Concussion

Overview A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that happens when your brain violently strikes the inside of your skull. A concussion can affect your brain function and can cause permanent problems. Causes Your brain is surrounded by thick cerebrospinal fluid that protects your brain from harmf…

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Overview Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can be a debilitating condition due to the long-lasting severe pain it causes.  Formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), this syndrome often develops from trauma, frequently of a body part that had suffered a previous injury.  It usually…

Colles Fractures

Overview A Colles fracture occurs when one or both of the forearm bones (the radius and ulna) breaks just above the wrist. This fracture most often happens when one tries to break a forward fall.. Breaking a Fall A person who falls forward usually tries to break the fall by extending the hands an…

Cervical Radiculopathy

Overview Nerve roots in the cervical spine (neck) travel to the shoulders, arm, hands, and fingers.  A neck injury can compress or irritate a cervical nerve root, creating symptoms in the areas where that nerve travels. Causes There are three primary causes of cervical radiculopathy.  A herniate…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Overview Pain, numbness and tingling in your hand may be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.  This condition arises when the space in the carpal tunnel of your wrist decreases or otherwise irritates the median nerve that runs through it. Causes and Risk Factors Any crowding of the median nerve can …

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Tear

Overview The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the bands of tissue within the knee joint that connects the femur to the tibia. An ACL tear can be painful and cause the knee to become unstable. Causes The ACL can tear during abrupt movements such as sudden stops, pivots, or directional ch…
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