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Sciatica Causes

Herniated discs in the lower back are the most common cause of sciatica. Other possible causes include disc or bone degeneration in the spine.

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Cervical Herniated Disc Video

See what a cervical herniated disc looks like and understand its symptoms, causes, and treatments in this animated cervical herniated disc video.

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis may be diagnosed if degenerative changes have narrowed the bony openings of the spine and affected the nervous tissues.

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Herniated Disc Video

See how a herniated disc occurs and how it can cause pain and other symptoms depending on the location of the disc herniation

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Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

In addition to having pain or stiffness, many patients with cervical disc degeneration have numbness, tingling, or weakness in the neck, arms, or shoulders.

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Sciatica Treatment Video

Sciatica treatments will vary depending on whether the pain is in its early stages or if it is chronic.

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What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Learn about the types of spinal stenosis, including lumbar stenosis and cervical stenosis, and associated pain and symptoms.

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