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Can a Herniated Disc Heal Itself?

Doctor showing on model how a herniated disc cannot heal on its own

Herniated discs are capable of causing serious pain and weakness. Due to the function of the spinal cord within your nervous system, these sensations often affect the upper or lower limbs depending on the placement of the damaged disc. Fortunately, these symptoms rarely last more than six months and surprisingly few individuals experience anything approaching … Read more

Are Spinal Tumors Hereditary?

Doctor explaining if spinal tumors are hereditary.

If you have been diagnosed with spinal tumors, it is because you have a small or large growth on your back. These tumors can pop up in a number of different places, from inside the bones of your spine to the spinal canal. But where do they come from? Are spinal tumors hereditary? Can they … Read more

What Happens When You Crack Your Back?

Close up, lower back

Cracking your back may be an irresistible habit if you enjoy the satisfaction of relieving pain or pressure in your spine. All it takes is a simple twist to pop that area back into place. Sometimes, it can be painful if you align your body in the wrong way. Regardless of the mildness or severity … Read more

Most Common Back Injuries Most People Don’t Think About

Sport injury play goft, Muscle injury concept.

Your spine is a multifaceted part of your body’s makeup that is not only comprised of the bones themselves but also the nerves and muscles it surrounds. Aside from acting as a crucial component of the framework of your body, your spine is also often connected to common back injuries that most people do not … Read more

What is Microlumbar Discectomy Surgery?

Investing in the most advanced and positively successful procedures is something we are passionate about at Yashar Neurosurgery. There are many reasons why surgery on the brain or spine may be required. Patients experiencing a lifetime of chronic back pain are often prone to such ailments as a herniated disc or leg pain because of … Read more

What is Flat Back Syndrome?

Are you concerned about the possibility of developing flat back syndrome? There are several reasons why patients may present with flat backs, and there are ways to treat the affected area of your spine if this has been causing you severe pain. Discover the symptoms of flat back syndrome, what the diagnoses means for your … Read more

About the Peripheral Nerve System

Among the multitude of systems that make up our bodies, the peripheral nervous system is one of the most sensitive systems, as it is made up of 43 of our most vital and significant nerves. The peripheral nervous system is composed of nerves that control motor skills and coordination, sensation of pain, heat, cold temperatures, … Read more

Symptoms of Bone Spurs

doctor showing patient artificial spine

If you have noticed an unusual bump somewhere along your body and are concerned about what it might be, one possibility is a bone spur. Bone spurs are very small and pointed pieces of bone that are excess growths from one or more of the bones in your body. Before you self-diagnose any bumps, read … Read more

How Your Spine Changes as You Age

As we grow, our bones, and most substantially, our spines grow and elongate along with us. But as we continue to age, it is also common that we lose that bone density and often shrink because of old age. There are several reasons why your spine changes throughout your life and there are ways to … Read more

How Spinal Compression Fractures Happen

Back pain is a common affliction that can occur in many people, from kids to senior citizens. In most cases, this pain is a result of strenuous days, athletic endeavors or poor sleeping positions. But sometimes, back pain can be the symptom of a larger and substantially more serious problem like spinal compression fractures. This … Read more