A compressed disk is a common, painful condition caused by deterioration and abnormalities in the muscles, ligaments and nerves of the spine. This condition can cause severe pain, numbness and weakness, explains HealthGu... More »

Treatments for a compressed disc in the neck, also known as a degenerative or slipped disc, include pain medication to reduce inflammation and physical therapy sessions, according to WebMD. Some patients may need to be t... More »

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A slipped disc can cause pain that worsens after extended periods of sitting or standing, while walking short distances or at night. Other symptoms include numbness, arm and leg pain, muscle weakness, and burning sensati... More »

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"Degenerated disc" is a term used to describe the natural deterioration of the discs in the spine due to the aging process, according to WebMD. The term "degenerative disc disease" is also used interchangeably to describ... More »

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According to Mayo Clinic, a herniated disk is a medical condition that affects the soft tissue cushions located between the vertebrae of the spine. Also called a slipped disk, ruptured disk and collapsed disk, this condi... More »

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WebMD defines spinal stenosis as a condition characterized by a narrowing of the spaces in the spine, which places pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves. Generally, spinal stenosis occurs in the lumbar spine... More »

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Spinal stenosis is a condition characterized by a narrowing of the spine's open spaces that puts pressure on the nerves located in the spine and on the spinal cord. Most often, spinal stenosis is seen in the lower back a... More »

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