A blood clot is formed in the brain, due to bleeding that takes place in the area between the skull and brain. This blood forms a clot, which eventually puts pressure on brain tissue. Functioning of the brain is affected due to pressure that is exerted on the brain. The chances of blood clotting in the arteries are very high, at the same time; chances of finding a blood clot in the veins are very low. Arteries carry blood from the heart to the other parts of the body, and the veins pump blood to the heart.Head injury often is the most common cause of blood clot in the brain. Trauma is caused to the brain or the neck in case of a head injury. Blood clots have a tendency to break away from the area, where it was formed and move to different areas. The clot when it moves to another part of the body, blocks blood supply and causes a stroke. Therefore, a clot formed in the neck can move to the brain and cause a stroke. The other cause of blood clotting in the brain is bleeding problems.
A rapidly developing alternative to spinal fusion surgery, artificial disc replacement is a procedure that involves replacing a painful disc that is causing chronic back pain with an artificial disc that provides pain relief without compromising the spine's natural anatomical structure. Artificial disc replacement surgery may be performed on the lower back (lumbar spine) or the neck (cervical spine). Artificial discs are structurally similar to the damaged discs that are replaced and share similar functions, including acting as shock absorbers in the back or neck.Candidates for Disc Replacement Surgery May Include:
Patients who are between the ages of 18 and 60
Patients who suffer from low back pain as the major complaint (rather than leg pain)
Patients who have not responded to a minimum of six months of conservative treatments (non-surgical care, such as physical therapy, pain medications, etc.)
Patients who are a candidate for spine surgery (such as a lumbar fusion)
Patients who have only one level disc disease
Patients with herniated or slipped discs