annular tear vs herniated disc

Annular Tear vs Herniated Disc: Are These Conditions Connected?

Let’s discuss the difference between an annular tear vs herniated disc. Is there actually a difference between these two conditions? Considering that they’re both spinal disc issues, are they connected in some way? Are there differences in how they need to be treated? Dr. Kevin Pauza believes that the first step to getting the help you need for back or neck pain is to truly understand the root cause of it. That’s why in this article, we’ll be answering all of these questions and more to ensure you’re fully informed about annular tears and herniated discs. What are Annular Tears?

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sciatic nerve pain treatment

What’s the Best Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment?

As many as 40% of adults will deal with sciatic nerve pain at some point in their lives. What’s worse is that this can be a very painful and debilitating condition. It can cause pain that stops you from performing even the simplest parts of your daily routine or that can cause you to be unable to work. With these kinds of effects, it’s understandable that sufferers would search for the sciatic nerve pain treatment that will provide them with lasting relief. So what is the best sciatic nerve pain treatment? In this article, we’ll discuss what sciatic nerve pain

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treatment for herniated discs

Discectomy – Is There a Better Treatment for Herniated Discs?

Discectomy is one of the most common forms of treatment for herniated discs. However, as with other forms of spine surgery, there are many risk factors involved in discectomy. In addition to this, patients must consider the success rates, recovery time, and the long-term effects of discectomy. What is a Discectomy? A discectomy is a procedure performed as a treatment for herniated discs. Other names for disc herniation include a slipped disc, bulging disc, or prolapsed disc, but these terms are inaccurate and are not interchangeable with disc herniation. Most of the time, herniated discs don’t cause symptoms. In reality,

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second opinion before spine surgery

Why You Should Get a Second Opinion Before Committing to Spine Surgery

Getting a second opinion before spine surgery is incredibly important for patients to make sure that they’re getting the best treatment for their condition. The problem is that while most patients who have been recommended surgery want to get a second opinion, very few actually do. It’s common for patients to feel that getting a second opinion means that they’re second-guessing their doctor’s expertise. The truth is, getting a second opinion makes you a more active and informed patient. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends seeking out a second opinion before spine surgery. Seeking a

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Why Annular Tear Surgery Doesn’t Work

Annular tear surgery is often recommended for those living with pain caused by annular tears. In addition to this, annular tears are the most common cause of many conditions, like degenerative disc disease, sciatica, herniated discs, or chronic low back pain. This is why it’s so important to understand the best way to treat annular tears. Keep reading to learn what annular tears are, what causes them, whether annular tear surgery works and more. What Are Annular Tears? Before explaining annular tear surgery and what an annular tear even is, we have to discuss the anatomy of the spinal disc.

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Why is Ineffective & Unnecessary Spine Surgery So Common?

Despite clinical trials and studies showing that spine surgery isn’t beneficial for patients, it has become more common. In fact, when compared to non-surgical treatment, spinal fusion does not provide significantly better outcomes for patients. So why does unnecessary spine surgery continue to take place? The decision of whether or not to undergo surgery is serious and should never be taken lightly. If you’re suffering from back or neck pain and have been told surgery is your only option, research your options. Make sure that spine surgery is truly the best option for your specific situation. Factors Contributing to the

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10 Professions That Increase Your Risk of Lower Back Pain

Your spine is capable of enduring a lot of wear and tear throughout your day-to-day life. This wear and tear are usually caused by bending, compression, twisting, and other repetitive movements. This is why it’s so common to develop lower back pain. Unfortunately, back pain can have a great and negative impact on your life and can be difficult to treat. Your profession may also be placing you at an increased risk of lower back pain.

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What are the Common Signs of Annular Tears?

Your spinal discs are a very strong and resilient part of your anatomy, but it is possible for them to become fragile over time. This fragility is caused by the development of annular tears. Knowing what the most common signs of annular tears are may help you get appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

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10 Professions That Increase Your Risk of Lower Back Pain

Your spine is capable of enduring a lot of wear and tear throughout your day-to-day life. This wear and tear are usually caused by bending, compression, twisting, and other repetitive movements. This is why it’s so common to develop lower back pain. Unfortunately, back pain can have a great and negative impact on your life and can be difficult to treat. Your profession may also be placing you at an increased risk of lower back pain.

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What are the Common Signs of Annular Tears?

Your spinal discs are a very strong and resilient part of your anatomy, but it is possible for them to become fragile over time. This fragility is caused by the development of annular tears. Knowing what the most common signs of annular tears are may help you get appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

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