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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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This can be very helpful if there is compression of the nerve root within the IVF, which usually is a major aspect of a pathologic disc condition.
The results from these tests can indicate deficit in mixed peripheral nerves, nerve roots, and in the spinal cord and brain (53).
This will be extremely helpful in controlling epidural bleeding before it becomes a problem, and the small size of the device will also allow me to maintain visibility around critical structures such as dura and nerve roots.
After culturing, we have tens of millions of cells to work with, which are then carefully injected into the patient's nerve roots at the base of the spine.
Cervical disc disease is defined as intractable radiculopathy (radiating pain) and/or myelopathy (weakness) with herniated disc and/or osteophyte formation on posterior vertebral end plates producing symptomatic nerve root and/or spinal cord compression.
Either a protruding disc between the vertebrae (bones of the spine) or outgrowths on the vertebrae press on the nerve roots that supply the hand, causing symptoms.
Complete decompression of involved nerve roots while preserving spinal stability can be clinically challenging with current surgical tools, often leading to suboptimal clinical outcomes and reoperations," stated Rod Altman, MD, Senior Partner, CMEA Capital.
The TFAS surgical procedure includes removal of the degenerative bone and/or tissue that compresses the spinal cord and nerve roots that are causing lower back and leg pain.
So we are not only able to do the procedure faster, we are able to do it with fewer passes by the nerve roots - making it a safer procedure.
A SLIPPED disc is when one of the soft parts of the cartilage between the vertebrae in the spine bulges through a circle of connective tissue to push on the spinal cord or nerve roots.
Patients were enrolled if they were affected by neuropathic pain induced by one of the following causes: traumatic or ischemic nerve roots disease, nerve roots compression in spine disease, post herpetic neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, nerve entrapment, traumatic mononeuropathy and polyneuropathy.
More than 200,000 cervical procedures are performed each year to relieve compression on the spinal cord or nerve roots and to implant an interbody graft and metal plate to rigidly fuse the vertebrae together.