The piriformis muscle, a flat, band-like structure located near the top of the hip joint in the buttocks, is involved in significant lower body movement, and used extensively in sports such as running and biking. It overlies the sciatic nerve, the long main nerve that extends down the back of the leg. The sciatic nerve branches out into smaller nerve endings in the feet. The sciatic nerve innervates the hamstring muscles and all of the muscles below the knee. It also provides feeling to the feet. Nerve compression
Spinal cord tumors in children are rare, but they do happen. In fact, tumors of the nervous system are the most common type of solid tumors (those not originating in the blood or bone marrow) found in children. Spinal cord tumors can be life threatening if left untreated. The following information will give you a better understanding of this potentially serious medical condition.
What are Spinal Cord Tumors?
Spinal tumors, also called neoplasms, are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the spinal
Spinal fractures are different than a broken arm or leg. A fracture or dislocation of a vertebra can cause bone fragments to pinch and damage the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Most spinal fractures occur from car accidents, falls, gunshot, or sports. Injuries can range from relatively mild ligament and muscle strains, to fractures and dislocations of the bony vertebrae, to debilitating spinal cord damage. Depending on how severe your injury is, you may experience pain, difficulty walking, or be unable to move your arms or legs. Many
Failed back surgery syndrome occurs when back pain persists after spine surgery—beyond normal post-surgery pain while recovering. Instead, the surgery did not provide the expected results or, in fact, created additional back pain.Treatment for failed back surgery syndrome may include physical therapy, nerve blocks, medications, injections or surgery.
Causes of Chronic Post-Surgical Spinal Pain
Spinal pain that occurs right after surgery is from sensitized nerves, while chronic post-surgical spinal pain is often from spinal instability but can have many different causes.
Surgery caused arachoiditous:a condition of acute inflammation
A herniated or “ruptured” disc is a common source of neck pain and arm pain. Discs are the shock-absorbing pads that are between vertebrae, the series of small bones that make up your spine. Your cervical spine is located in your neck. At the cervical spine, the discs and joints allow your neck to move and provide stability for your head. The discs also act as a cushion to protect the cervical vertebrae.
An opening in the center of each vertebra forms the spinal canal. Your
Spinal fusion is surgery to join two or more vertebrae into one single structure. The goal is to stop movement between the two bones and prevent back pain. Once they’re fused, they no longer move like they used to. This keeps you from stretching nearby nerves, ligaments, and muscles that may have caused discomfort.
why is spinal fusion done?
Spinal fusion permanently connects two or more vertebrae in your spine to improve stability, correct a deformity or reduce pain. Your doctor may recommend spinal fusion to
A spine MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make very clear and detailed pictures of your spine. You may need this scan to check for spine problems such as Low back pain, Neck pain and Numbness, tingling, and weakness in your arms and legs. The MRI may scan your whole spine or just a part of it. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, it doesn’t use damaging radiation.
Anatomy of the spine
The spinal column is made up of 33 vertebrae that are separated