How herniated disks occur: You may not be able to pinpoint a specific event that caused your disk to rupture. Though it can follow a single, traumatic event, disk herniation is usually the result of a gradual, age-related, degenerative process. Your spine will become stiffer and lose its flexibility as you age. By the time […]

This minimally-invasive procedure is used to treat an aneurysm, a bulge in the wall of an artery, inside the skull. Aneurysms can often become so large that they rupture or leak. In this procedure, a small, soft metal coil is placed inside the aneurysm to help block flow of blood and prevent rupture.

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The surgical procedure is performed to treat an aneurysm, a bulge in the wall of an artery inside the skull. Aneurysms can often become so large that they rupture or leak. In this procedure, a small, metal clip is applied to the base of the aneurysm to prevent book leakage.

Spinal arthritis is one of the common causes of back pain. Spinal arthritis is the mechanical breakdown of the cartilage between the aligning facet joints in the back portion (posterior) of the spine that quite often leads to mechanically induced pain. The facet joints (also called vertebral joints or zygophyseal joints) become inflamed and progressive […]

In this condition, the wall of a blood vessel in the brain weakens and creates a bulge that can rupture or leak. When an aneurysm ruptures it can cause a stoke and be life-threatening. An aneurysm forms when an arterial wall becomes thin or weakens from degeneration over time. Aneurysms typically form at the base […]

Neck problems that affect a cervical nerve root can cause pain and other symptoms through the arms and hands (radiculopathy).

This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally acts as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may result from injury to the back. 1. Disc Wall Tears Degenerative disc disease generally begins when small tears appear in […]