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Tarlov Cysts: Could Cysts Be Causing Your Sciatica?

An estimated 1 to 10% of the population have sciatica. In fact, many individuals have been affected by it. Aside from worrisome pain that radiates from the back to the leg, sciatica can cause sleep disturbance, difficulty with work or exercise, and interruption of normal activities. What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is a medical condition that […]

Hernia Repair Surgery

Hernia Repair Surgery: Types and Recovery Hernia occurs when a weak part in the connective tissue or surrounding muscle causes an individual’s intestine to protrude. These hernias are common and may cause certain issues and discomfort. Oftentimes, they are perceived as a bulge, but there are cases that hernias may go unnoticed until it is […]

Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder Removal: Purpose, Risks, and Procedure Gallbladder stones are very common and surgical intervention is usually advised to treat this problem. Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the inflamed or problematic gallbladder. To understand the purpose, risks, and the procedure, let us review the following information on the gallbladder, gallstones, and the procedure itself. About […]

4 Questions to Ask If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Tarlov Cysts

Tarlov cysts were first discovered and named in 1938. Approximately 5 – 9 percent of our US population is diagnosed with Tarlov cysts by MRI imaging of the spine. Tarlov (meningeal) cysts may or may not cause symptoms right away. Whether you have physical symptoms or not, you may want to become more informed by […]

Low Back Pain? It Might Be Tarlov Cysts!

Symptomatic Tarlov cysts (sacral meningeal cysts) are a rare cause of low back pain. However, it is possible. In the US, there is a small percentage of patients with low back pain whose MRI imaging study results showed the presence of Tarlov cysts in the sacral nerve roots. So, What Are Tarlov Cysts? Tarlov cysts […]

Tarlov Cyst Disease: What are Tarlov Cysts & What are Tarlov Cyst Treatments?

Tarlov cysts, also referred to as perineural or sacral nerve root cysts, are cerebrospinal-fluid filled sacs that occur as dilatations of nerve root sheaths at the dorsal root ganglion. They commonly occur at the sacral spine especially around S1, S3. However, they can occur at any level of the spine. In fact, approximately 11% of […]

How to Combat Allergies in Dallas

Did you know that more than 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies? Allergies are a common condition. They are triggered by allergens that invade the mucosal surfaces in our noses. Our bodies then mount immune responses that result in characteristically uncomfortable symptoms of itchiness and sneezing. Most people associate allergies with spring and summer. […]

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a form of surgery that is performed to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of a degenerated knee joint in a bid to reduce pain and increase mobility. There are several conditions and factors that can lead to the damage of the articular surfaces of the knee, arthritis being [...]

The Basics of Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine is a specific branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries. It also involves the application of scientific study methods to optimize health and athletic performance. Increased participation in sporting activities by amateurs (or so-called “weekend warriors”) has resulted in the need to not only prevent and treat [...]

Total and Partial Hip Replacement

About Hip Replacement Hip replacement is a very common type of surgical procedure in which a damaged hip is replaced by a prosthesis (an artificial hip). The procedure is usually conducted to relieve pain caused by arthritis or correct fractures. Usually, hip replacements are done when all other forms of treatment have failed to reduce […]

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