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Spinal Problems

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Back muscle spasms
caused by direct blow - back cramps
protrusion
pain down and out from pressure on spinal cord - slight movement of spinal fluid from disc
prolapse
outside bulging of the disc
extruded
ruptured disc - barely coming out
sequestrated
ruptured and leaking out into epidural space
sciatica
aciatic nerve is compressed - numb, tingling, burning back of the knee
lordosis
overcurve in lower back - weak muscles, poor posture,(ant)
kyphosis
overcurve upper back - humpback weak muscles poor posture
spondyoloysis
fx in either L4 or L5 vertebrae
spondyololisthesis
sliding b/c of lack of fusion in L4 and L5
scoliosis
lateral spine curvature - disproportional muscles (poster)
SI Joint problems
pressure causes pain at PSIS - but not a spinal injury (sacroliliac)
spinal stenosis
compression of spinal cord - disc problem (no muscles)
wryneck (acute torticollis)
stiff neck - sleeping wrong
brachial plexus stretch
tramuma and compression, neck - arms numb and pain