Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
A spinal disc herniation, incorrectly called a "slipped disc", is a medical condition affecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulposus) to bulge out. This tear in the disc ring may result in the release of inflammatory chemical mediators which may directly cause severe pain, even in the absence of nerve root compression (see "chemical radiculitis" below). This is the rationale for the use of anti-inflammatory treatments for pain associated with disc herniation, protrusion, bulge, or disc tear.
It is normally a further development of a previously existing disc protrusion, a condition in which the outermost layers of the annulus fibrosus are still intact, but can bulge when the disc is under pressure.
There is now increasing recognition of the importance of “chemical radiculitis” in the generation of back pain. A primary focus of surgery is to remove “pressure” or reduce mechanical compression on a neural element: either the spinal cord, or a nerve root. But it is increasingly recognized that back pain, rather than being solely due to compression, may instead entirely be due to chemical inflammation. In the past five years increasing evidence has pointed to a specific inflammatory mediator of this pain. This inflammatory molecule, called tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF), is released not only by the herniated or protruding disc, but also in cases of disc tear (annular tear), by facet joints, and in spinal stenosis. In addition to causing pain and inflammation, TNF may also contribute to disc degeneration.
for more > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipped_disc
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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Friday, February 08, 2008
It was about 10 minutes before the show started. Gosh, I’m late. Very2 late (but who cares, this is just an outing nadia, not a date) I’ve quicken my steps while hoping that Mr. X had bought at least a mineral water before we going in. Then, I saw him with cap and sunglasses (hurm..perlu ke? Ke sbb nak nyorok? Wallahualam), smiled at him and make a quick check up on him from head to toe (especially tgn die..but there’s nothing!) As I was late, and the show is about to started, I thought it was wiser for me to just go in with him. Anyway, we watched cj7 (it was my first time watching Chinese film at cinema and the tickets was courtesy of him.Tq!)
Later, he treated me lunch (he said that I’m a student, so he should belanje me. So, thanks again!). Weird enough, soon after the movie ended, I felt very hungry but at the end I barely ate anything (I bought mee curry, but I only ate the tofu+the fish fillet+1/2 of the mee portion). Is not that I segan or anything, but the gravy didn’t meet my expectation.
Having a quite heavy discussion (but not about us or anything related to that). Discussed about our careers, our (own) future planning, other peoples’ life (sempat gossip lg tu). Though, it was a quick lunch, (he had to go back to work, can you believe that?) but at least some of questions that I’d badly wanted to ask him had been answered without having me to ask him first. Thanks to the boss, our outing had to be ended there. Next week, he’ll be on and off at KL again (but I hope that he’ll manage to watch the Dunia Baru the movie with or without Me.) maybe until May or June.
Now, I’m at home and had started missing him! Haha, mengarutlah! Since Mr. K*, I’d restricted myself from having that kind of feeling (tak berbaloi). Anyway to Mr. X, kerja rajin2 so that you can provide a comfortable life for your future family! (tak kisahlaa ngan sesape pun) but please take care of yourself too.