home page articles

  • images (1)

    Cervical Spondylarthritis

    GENERAL Just like in the low back, so in the neck, the spinal joints (zygoapophycial joints) over time, degenerate and eventually suffer from osteoarthritis. This condition is called by some as cervical spondylosis and others, as known in common, cervical syndrome. SYMPTOMS Cervical spondylarthritis  is a chronic spine degenerative disease , causing morning stiffness and pain [...]

  • Meralgia-Paresthetica-Lateral-Femoral-Cutaneous-Nerve

    Meralgia Paraesthetica

    CAUSES Meralgia Paraesthetica is the condition where the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is compressed by the inguinal ligament, due to obesity, pregnancy or belt worn too tight around the waist. ANATOMY The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is part of the lumbar plexus and  is formed by branches of the 2nd and 3rd lumbar spinal nerve [...]

  • okj34foi

    Interstitial Cystitis

    GENERAL Interstitial cystitis, or else known as “Painful Bladder Syndrome”, is a rare, chronic, painful disorder characterized by urgency and frequency of urination and chronic pelvic pain. The disorder mainly occurs in women but may also occur in children and men. The chronicity of the disorder and the high difficulty of finding an effective treatment [...]

  • clusterHeadache

    Cluster Headache

    GENERAL Cluster headache is a primary neurovascular headache. It is a strictly unilateral (one-sided) headache, concomitant with symptoms of the autonomic nervous system in the head. It is characterised by the clustering nature of episodes. Episodes may be provoked by vasodilators, such as alcohol and nitroglycerine. The incidence rate of the disease in the population [...]

  • DISK 2

    Disc Degenerative Disease

    GENERAL Disc Degenerative Disease (DDD)  is the distortion of the interior architecture of an intervertebral disc, not necessarily because of disc protrusion and with no clinical signs of nerve root compression. It is estimated that approximately 40% of patients suffering from chronic low back pain are due to intervertebral disc degeneration. (3,4) ANATOMY Intervertebral discs [...]

  • Fx_72_dpi_350_px

    Vertebral Compression Fracture

    GENERAL Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are quite common in the population and are mainly due to osteoporosis. The problem is that almost 2/3 of these fractures remain undiagnosed and are attributed to pain caused by muscle spasms or spondyloarthritis related to ageing. They are more frequent in women after menopause, mainly in the more advanced ages, [...]