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Common Spine and Disk Problems - VHL HealthSheet #84809_VA
The most common back problems occur when disks tear, bulge or rupture. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and other symptoms.
Understanding Low Back Pain - VHL HealthSheet #41574_VA
Most people have low back pain now and then. Chronic low back pain can affect all parts of your life.
Possible Causes of Low Back or Leg Pain - VHL HealthSheet #84749_VA
The symptoms in your back or leg may be due to pressure on a nerve. This pressure may be caused by a damaged disk or by abnormal bone growth.
Understanding Lumbar Radiculopathy - VHL HealthSheet #85891_VA
Lumbar radiculopathy is irritation or inflammation of a nerve root in the low back. It causes symptoms that spread out from the back down one or both legs.
Lumbar Disk Rupture - VHL Video
The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by soft disks. When one of the disks in your lower back or lumbar area ruptures, the result can be pain, numbness, or weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. In this video, you'll learn the possible causes and recommended treatment.
Cervical Arthritis - VHL Video
Your neck is the upper or cervical part of your spine, a column of 33 bones called vertebrae. Cervical arthritis is a condition that occurs when the cartilage and vertebrae in the neck wear abnormally. This video explains how the condition develops and what treatments are available.
Spinal Stenosis - VHL Video
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting in back and leg pain. Spinal stenosis often occurs in older adults, although younger people who are born with a small spinal canal may also develop symptoms. This video explains the condition and what treatments are recommended.
Cervical Disk Rupture - VHL Video
The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by soft disks. When one of the disks in your neck—the cervical area of your spine—ruptures, the result can be neck pain. Watch this video to find out the possible causes and recommended treatment.
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