Thanks to our friends at The Georgia Spine and Neurosurgery Centre for the putting together this amazing facts about our spines.The spinal column – or backbone – is instrumental to the strength, support, flexibility and range of movement our bodies possess.
How can extremity, upper or lower, be related to problems in back or neck?
Extremity pain , usually radiating pain down the arm or leg typically occurs when there is nerve compression in the neck or the low back. This is often reffered to as radiculopathy. The nerve compression usually occurs from disc herniation or bone spurs, but there are other causes.
New clinical trial results have been released summarizing the findings from a large, multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial comparing balloon kyphoplasty with non-surgical care for the treatment of acute vertebral compression fractures.