Chiari malformation is a condition in which brain tissue in the lower back part of your skull is forced into the spinal canal. Most of the time, this happens because of a structural problem, a misshaped or smaller-than-normal part of the skull. Because there is not enough room in the skull, part of the brain, specifically the cerebellum, grows downward into the spinal canal. This can cause compression on the brain at the base of your skull. Brain tissue in the spinal canal can block the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid cushions the brain and spinal cord, circulates nutrients and chemicals and removes waste products.
In spondylolisthesis, the fractured pars interarticularis separates, allowing the injured vertebra to shift or slip forward on the vertebra directly below it. In children and adolescents, this slippage most often occurs during periods of rapid growth - such as an adolescent growth spurt.
Anecdotal evidence abounds as to the wonders that yoga-based exercises can do for an aching back, but science is increasingly on yogis’ sides, too. Researchers can conclude that yoga may be “as effective as other non-pharmacologic treatments in reducing the functional disability of back pain.”
A herniated disc is a potentially painful medical problem that occurs when the discs found between the vertebrae in the spine slip out of place. The condition develops when the inner, jelly-like core of the disc ruptures, breaking through the hard exterior. Herniated disc are also sometimes called slipped or ruptured discs.
Ibuprofen goes by the brand names of Advil, Motrin, and Midol. Acetaminophen goes by the brand name of Tylenol. Both of these substances can show up in prescription narcotic mixes such as Percocet and Vicodin, as well. They may have other brand names, but those are the most common.
Everyone has experienced a stiff neck at some time in life. These sudden injuries often cause pain and reduced range of motion that impacts everyday activities. Neck pain and stiffness is generally a minor injury that responds well to home treatment. Here are some of the common causes of neck pain and stiffness, and a few tips on what you can do to get back to normal:
Chronic headaches can range from mild discomfort to severe throbbing pain that affects the quality of life. Millions of people experience regular daily or even constant headaches, sometimes with other symptoms, such as nausea, dizziness, and muscle pain. However, in many cases, headaches are caused by bad habits and could be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes.