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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…

CT Scan (Computed Tomography, CAT Scan)

Overview This diagnostic scan takes x-ray images from many angles, combining them to show doctors  clear cross-section slices of your body parts.  A CT scan shows much more than a typical x-ray and depicts structures that MRIs are inadequate to image. Preparation You will need to remove your glas…

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…
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