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Disc Herniation (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is a medical condition affecting the spine due to trauma, lifting injuries, or idiopathic causes, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc.

Radiculopathy (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are compressed causing pain, numbness and or weakness.

Stenosis (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings (called neural foramina) where spinal nerves leave the spinal column.

Spondylolisthesis (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is the anterior or posterior displacement of a vertebra or the vertebral column in relation to the vertebrae below.

Degenerative Disc Disease is degeneration of the intervertebral disc of the spine, often called "degenerative disc disease" (DDD) or "degenerative disc disorder.

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side

Failed Fusion (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is the movement of bone at the location of a fracture or fusion surgery due to inadequate healing.

Vertebral Fracture is a collapse of a vertebra. It may be due to trauma or tumor and weakening of the vertebra

Spinal Tumors are neoplasm’s located in the spinal cord.

Neuralgia is pain one or more nerves caused by a change in neurological structure or function of the nerve/s rather than by excitation of healthy pain receptors

Hydrocephalus also known as "water in the brain," is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain.

Brain Tumors is an intracranial solid neoplasm, a tumor (defined as an abnormal growth of cells) within the brain or the central spinal canal.

Chiari Malformation is a malformation of the brain. It consists of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull).

 

 

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