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Posts Tagged ‘pinched nerve’

 Foot Drop – An Introduction with Dr. Keshmiri of Saratoga Spine Transcript Below What is Foot Drop? Foot drop is a condition that describes weakness in the muscles that control your ability to bring your foot upward. It’s important in the sense that if there is weakness, it can cause tripping over your foot. […]

Watch the video below to hear Dr. Herzog explain cervical myelopathy. Prefer to read? Check out the video transcript below. Or, read more about cervical myelopathy. What Is Cervical Myelopathy? Cervical myelopathy is a condition where the spinal cord, traveling through the neck is compressed and can present with symptoms such as imbalance, hand clumsiness, […]

Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for piriformis syndrome. Spinal Anatomy Piriformis Muscles The piriformis is a muscle on the outside of the hip that aids in the hip’s ability to rotate. Sciatic Nerve The sciatic nerves are the main nerves that carry information from the spinal cord down each of the legs. It […]

How Do You Get A Pinched Nerve in the Spine?

February 14th, 2020 by Lauren

A pinched nerve can be very painful. If you get a pinched nerve in the spine it can lead to neck, shoulder, arm, back, or leg pain. But how do you get a pinched nerve in the spine? Spinal Cord and Nerves One of the critical functions of the spine is to protect the important […]

Are Pinched Nerves Common?

August 23rd, 2019 by Lauren

Are pinched nerves common? Yes, unfortunately. But just how common are they? Let’s take a look. Nerves are highly sensitive. They have to be. They help us feel what is going on around us. In this way, they protect us. Just imagine if you didn’t have the ability to feel things and interpret those feelings […]

Are My Hip Pain and Back Pain Related?

November 28th, 2018 by Lauren

People who suffer from both hip pain and back pain can experience lower back pain, groin pain, thigh pain, pain in the buttocks, and sometimes knee pain. The term “hip-spine syndrome” was coined to describe individuals who suffer from pain in these areas. However, because the pain can vary in location, diagnosing the source of […]

Pinched Nerve in Neck Symptoms

September 5th, 2018 by Lauren

A pinched nerve in your neck can be caused by something as simple as making repetitive motions or maintaining one position for too long (ie: while sleeping). It can also be caused by something internal, like a herniated disc. How do you know if you have a pinched nerve in your neck? Let’s take a […]

Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica Explained

August 5th, 2018 by Lauren

The sciatic nerve is the thickest and longest nerve in the human body. It may also be the most commonly known nerve as it can be a great source of pain for many people. Sciatic Nerve Anatomy You may remember from our series on Spinal Anatomy that one of the primary functions of the spine […]

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