In fusion surgery (also called arthrodesis) two bones are fused together to form a single piece of bone tissue. When fusion surgery is done with vertebrae in the spine, the bones are fused together and the disc space between them no longer exists. Thus, two vertebrae are fused together to form a single, solid bone.
Pain, tingling, weakness and instability - all these can result from stenosis, a narrowing of the canal in the vertebrae that can pinch and damage the spinal cord.
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Known as “The Sunshine Vitamin,” Vitamin D helps your body absorb and use calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth, among other benefits.
Anyone who's suffered back pain knows how important it is to protect your spine. Here are six easy ways to watch out for yourself, and avoid spine trouble that could save you a lot of pain.
Whether it's a result of bad posture, an overuse injury, degeneration from aging, or trauma, neck pain can be rough. For some, pain may only last for a few hours, but for others it may linger for days. Chronic neck pain may continue for weeks, or even years.