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What is Degenerative Disc Disease and can Spinal Decompression help? by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:14pm Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is a natural condition of the body that causes deterioration of the intervertebral discs.The discs that are in between the bones act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower ... Read on »
SPINAL DEGENERATIVE DISEASE AS YOU AGE... by Barmac Posted Wed 06 Jul 2011 5:54am Spinal degenerative disease, also known as spondylosis is not a life-threatening condition but is part of the normal ageing process. It is not curable, but it is treatable. As a result it is extremely widespread, becoming more common as people get older. They say that the longer we live, the more the water and protein content begins to c ... Read on »
New Compounds and Methods for the Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Other Diseases by nih.gov Posted Mon 30 Apr 2007 5:00pm Description of Invention: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by mutations in the SMN1 gene that result in reduced expression of the survival motor neuron (SMN) protein and a loss of spinal motor neurons. An SMN2 gene paralog that differs from SMN by a single base pair has inadequate expression of SMN to support motor neu ... Read on »
Spinal Degeneration and Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD). Who is at Risk ? by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:34pm San Francisco Disk Pain Doctor comments: Degenerative Disc Disease has become the SCAPEGOAT diagnosis for chronic back pain in adults. While it is true that up 90% of the adult population will experience severe back pain at some point in their life, only 20% or so will become chronic (last over 6 months). Still, this is a BIG number. So, wha ... Read on »
Indoline Compounds for the Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Other Diseases by nih.gov Posted Fri 31 Oct 2008 5:00pm Description of Invention: With the goal to treat SMA in patients, several indoline compounds were made and tested for activity. Tests in cells demonstrate that these drugs increased the levels of active SMN protein. This is encouraging since low levels of this protein appears to be the cause of neuronal death that leads to SM ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Disease Signature Seen in Spinal Fluid by nih.gov Posted Mon 23 Aug 2010 10:55am Levels of 2 proteins in cerebrospinal fluid could potentially be used to identify people with Alzheimer's disease before they show clinical symptoms, according to a new study. The finding could open new opportunities for developing Alzheimer’s therapies. Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, pr ... Read on »
Spinal Decompression and Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:32pm San Francisco Spinal Decompression Doctor Comments:   Nonsurgical spinal decompression is not just for herniated or bulging discs. At least not at Executive Express Chiropractic in downtown San Francisco. We have had just as much success treating degenerative disc disease (DDD) as we have herniated discs...in both the lumbar and cervical sp ... Read on »
UNRELIABLE SPINAL TAP ASSAYS USED TO IDENTIFY LYME DISEASE by Joanne60 Posted Fri 04 Feb 2011 9:10am Institute of Medicine A Workshop on the Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases: the Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes Questions and answers at the end of day one about 72 in on the following videocast http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/iom/101011/defau ... Read on »
X-spine Announces New FDA Product Approval for Spinal Fusion–Minimally Invasive by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 30 Nov 2010 9:56pm Everybody knows someone with back problems and/or injuries and now technology has so many different solutions from implants to devices that also reduce pain.  With some of the systems with X-Spine the procedure is done with a very small incision of an inch and can re-attach.  In addition the company also has two biological products that ... Read on »
Latest Independent Lumbar Disc Disease Study: 76% of patients satisfied after treatment using DRX-9000 Non-Surgical Spinal Decom by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Thu 28 May 2009 10:38pm The following is information was from an independent study done in Japan. The success of the drx, at this point, is worldwide. Any doctor’s office using the correct protocol should get these results or better. At our office in Glastonbury CT we enjoy having these high success rates with patient’s that suffer from severe BACK PAIN, SCIATICA and t ... Read on »