Smoking affects your spine!

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Smoking cigarettes contributes to hardening of the arteries, which decreases blood supply to areas fed by small vessels. Degenerative spinal problems can be worsened by smoking cigarettes as discs in the spine don’t have their own direct blood supply and rely on surrounding tissue to provide those nutrients.
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Over-weight and back pain

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In order to compensate for extra weight, the spine can become tilted and stressed unevenly. As a result, over time, the back may lose its proper support and an unnatural curvature of the spine may develop.
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Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis

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Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis in itself—it is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis.
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Back pain during pregnancy can be treated

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Malfunction in the sacroiliac joint is the most common cause of back pain in pregnancy. While it can be quite painful, this condition is treatable and (especially with treatment) tends to get better after delivery of the baby. Take control while the time is right. Know more at http://bit.ly/1mPwFrw #MedicalFacts #SpineDisorders #SpineSurgery

Should herniated discs be surgerically repaired?

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Herniated discs, typically refer to problems in the intervertebral discs, located between the vertebral bodies of your spine that act to cushion the spine against stress. When this jelly-like center of the disk leaks, irritating the nearby nerves and causing back and leg pain. More than 90 percent of herniated discs get better on their own with rest, gentle physical therapy, pain management,and anti-inflammatory medicine.
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Spinal treatments at Vikram Hospital, Bangalore

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These stem cells appear to stimulate regeneration of long tracts in the spinal cord, probably by releasing factors that stimulate regeneration or stimulating other cells in the spinal cord to release the factors.
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Obesity & over- weight can injure your spine

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In order to compensate for extra weight, the spine can become tilted and stressed unevenly. As a result, over time, the back may lose its proper support and an unnatural curvature of the spine may develop.
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