Chronic pain is just downright unpleasant, both emotionally and sensationally. Chronic pain persists over a long period of time, generally longer than 12 weeks, and is resistant to most medical treatments.
The term Degenerative Disc Disease is somewhat a misnomer as it is not actually a disease but is actually just the term associated with the structural degradation that occurs naturally in your spine as your age.
Facet joints are joints in your spine used for structure and stabilization. These joints can be found in almost all of the spine except close to the neck and the lowest part of the back.
Femoroacetabular Impingement, or FAI, is the name for impingement of the hip, meaning there is some sort of compression of a nerve or blood vessel in a limited space. Much like the shoulder, the ball at the top of the femur fits into the socket of your pelvis creating the hip.
Lower Back Pain is the 2nd most common reason for someone to visit their Primary Care Physician, only 2nd to the Common Cold. The majority of low back pain is mechanical in nature. This means that there has been general degeneration of the joints, discs, and bones of the spine.
Gluteal Tendinopathy is an injury to tendons in the hip and is found quite frequently. These gluteal tendons are what connects your femur and pelvis to the surrounding muscle.
A herniated disc occurs when one of the rubbery cushions (discs) between your vertebrae begins to push out through a tear in the tougher exterior. A herniated disc can often lead to pain, numbness, and weakness in an arm or a leg due to nerve irritation. However, some individuals experience no symptoms at all.
An overuse injury is any kind of joint or muscle injury, like a stress fracture or tendinitis that happens from repetitive micro-trauma to the joints, tendons, and bones. Overuse injuries ultimately result in injuries like tennis elbow, runner’s knee, shin splints, and achilles tendinitis.