Posts Tagged ‘Back and spine’

Sacroiliac joint pain

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Back & spine, Chest conditions, Disease, Condition & Injury

(Joint Pain, Sacroiliac)

Sacroiliac joint pain – Definition

The sacroiliac joint is in the low back where the spine meets the pelvis. Sacroiliac joint pain is discomfort in this area. This pain is a symptom that may come from a number of conditions or diseases.

Rib fracture

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(Broken Rib; Fracture, Rib)

Rib fracture – Definition

A rib fracture is a break in a rib bone. Bruised muscles and ligaments often happen with a rib fracture. More seriously, the lungs and other organs can be injured. More than one rib fracture after a trauma can indicate serious internal injury.

Low back pain

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Low back pain – Definition

Low back pain is an ache or discomfort in the area of the lower part of the back and spinal column. The lower spinal column consists of many small bones that surround and protect the spinal cord and nerves. Low back pain is very common, affecting most adults at some point in their lives.

Herniated disc

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Back & spine, Chest conditions, Disease, Condition & Injury

(Disc, Herniated; Herniation of Nucleus Pulposus [HNP]; Prolapsed Disc; Ruptured Disc; Slipped Disc)

Herniated disc – Definition

Discs are small circular cushions between the bones in the spine. The bones are called vertebrae. The discs are compressible. They act as cushions for the vertebrae. A herniated disc happens when discs in the spine bulge from their proper place. This is most common in the lower spine.

Sciatica

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Back & spine, Brain & nerves, Chest conditions, Disease, Condition & Injury, Head & neck conditions, Leg conditions, Legs conditions

Sciatica – Definition

Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve that passes down the back of each thigh.

The sciatic nerve arises from the lower spine on either side and travels deep in the pelvis to the lower buttocks. From there, it passes along the back of each upper leg and divides at the knee into branches that go to the feet.

Sciatica typically causes pain that shoots down the back of one thigh or buttock. Sciatica pain is often burning, tingling, or numbness on one side of the leg. Pain may also be present on one side of the buttocks that worsens when seated for a long time.