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Failed Microdiscectomy

Failed Microdiscectomy

Failed Microdiscectomy Obviously, a failed microdiscectomy, or as it is commonly called “failed back surgery syndrome,” is attributed to an unsatisfactory back surgical procedure that has not been able to relieve the patient’s pain and discomfort and restore a reasonable quality of life. The causes of a failed lumbar microdiscectomy? Surgeries carry a certain level of risk, and while many …

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Disc-Prolapse-Treatment

Disc Prolapse

Disc Prolapse A disc prolapse or disc herniation is the cause of spine problems such as lower back pain. This condition typically affects males between the ages of 30 and 50. A disc prolapse can affect the cervical (8%), thoracic (2%), and lower back (90%) intervertebral discs. What is an intervertebral disc? Your spine consists of the backbones (vertebrae) with …

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Nerve Flossing

Nerve Flossing

Nerve Flossing As strange as it may sound, your nervous system, which includes your brain and its 100 billion neurons, is in essence all one gigantic nerve. Imagine pointing your big toe upwards. When you do this your whole nervous system gets pulled and moved! Do nerves move within your body? Nerves originate at the brain and spinal cord and …

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MCL sprain Physiotherapy Toronto

Medial Collateral Ligament MCL Sprain

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain What is a medial collateral ligament MCL sprain? The medial collateral ligament aka MCL is a strong ligament on the inner side of your knee that attaches your femur (the thigh bone) to your tibia (the shin bone).  This ligament keeps your knee from bending inward towards the midline. Grades for medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprains? …

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease What is Osgood-Schlatter’s disease? Osgood-Schlatter disease is a knee problem that occurs mostly during puberty’s growth spurts.  For this reason Osgood-Schlatter disease is chiefly seen in young male sporty adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years old, who participate in sports such as soccer, basketball, skating, and ballet that involve running, jumping, and sudden alterations of direction.  Osgood-Schlatter disease is considered …

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