Many different conditions can affect the cervical spine, or the neck. Some factors that may cause neck problems are age, lifestyle, work, diet and your genetics. Different conditions may require different treatments — from rest to physical therapy to spinal surgery. This blog covers the differences between two of the common problems orthopedic specialists find in the cervical spine: spinal stenosis and cervical spondylotic myelopathy.
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Many different problems can affect the neck — or cervical spine — especially with age. Treatment for neck conditions can range from a conservative approach that involves rest and over-the-counter medication to spinal surgery. Neck conditions may occur with age, trauma or disease, or a combination of factors. This blog describes common cervical spine conditions and how they are treated.
In this blog, we'll describe the components of cervical spine anatomy, including the vertebrae, ligaments, nerves, veins, and arteries that make up the neck.
The primary function of the cervical spine is the mobility, support and protection of spinal canal and neural structures. The cervical spine is made up of:
- 7 vertebrae
- 6 intervertebral discs
- 8 pairs of exiting nerve roots
The vertebrae are C1-C7. The primary motion at the C1-C2 joint is rotation.
Patients looking for relief from chronic plantar fasciitis are not alone. Some 2 million people are treated for the condition annually, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
I have been studying a potential new treatment using an injectable human umbilical cord and amniotic membrane matrix called Clarix Flo, and initial findings are promising.
Anyone who follows professional sports is likely already aware of the most common football injuries: concussion, injuries to the knee and shoulder, and injuries related to heat and overuse.
While football injures more young athletes than any other sport, it can be played safely with the right conditioning and equipment.
Here’s a brief overview of the most common football injuries and how to prevent and treat them.
Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants has taken to the TV airwaves with a series of commercials highlighting our experienced team and comprehensive orthopedic services, including urgent care.
Topics: Urgent Care
A new Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants commercial began airing this summer on all major TV stations, and we hope you've gotten a chance to see it.
The ad has given us a chance to highlight our experienced team and comprehensive orthopedic services, as well as share our message of well-being with TV audiences.
If you haven't seen the commercial yet, you can view it below, along with a summary.
Given the nature of the game, the most common volleyball injuries likely aren’t hard to guess: shoulder overuse, finger fractures and sprained ankles.
Injuries aren’t inevitable, and knowing how to prevent the new and treat the old can go a long way toward keeping young athletes off the bench and in the game.
Here's a brief overview of common volleyball injuries, as well as how to prevent and treat them.
Foot and ankle injuries are common. They can be caused by a serious accident, sports, work, or something that occurs in daily life. If not diagnosed in a timely fashion or thoroughly treated, they can be debilitating, inconvenient and costly. Serious injuries can result in time off of work and the need for significant rehabilitation.
If you've experienced one or more foot or ankle injuries, learning the causes, most common types, and how to effectively treat these injuries can help you get back to work, sports, and everyday activities.
Topics: Ankle Injuries