When a person has a back injury, the first thought is usually to reach for a pain reliever or a muscle cream to relieve the soreness. But when the back pain relates to a spinal cord issue, pills or creams usually aren’t the solution that you’re seeking.
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For years, spine surgeries were something for patients to seriously worry about. In order to get the procedure done properly, doctors had to make a major incision in the patient’s back, opening up an area of about five to six inches. The muscles had to be pulled back to open access to the spine, causing […]
A condition called lumbar spinal stenosis causes chronic lower back pain and loss of mobility in older adults. More and more patients are turning to spinal fusion surgery as a means to treat this painful condition. But is spinal fusion surgery right for you? Before you decide to go through with this surgery, make sure you […]
Back pain doesn’t necessarily require medical attention in all cases. Mild pain that doesn’t overly impair your movement or daily activities often goes away on its own. A bit of soreness should be relatively easy to treat with over-the-counter remedies. However, there are many instances when it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor. […]
Are you experiencing neck or back pain from a long day of sitting? Poor posture can have harmful effects on patient health. Understand more about the impact of poor posture when sitting and what to do about it today. The Problem with Poor Posture from Sitting It may not be obvious to patients that poor […]
The terms “slipped disc” and “herniated disc” are often used interchangeably. This leaves some patients feeling confused. Understanding these terms and what they mean can help you understand your spine and your spine health. If you’re suffering from either of these conditions, knowing how they can affect your spine health can also help you get […]
If you have scoliosis, you’re probably searching for which treatment option is right for you. Should you opt for surgery? Or perhaps there’s an alternative to surgery you should consider? What Are the Treatment Options for Scoliosis? The treatment options available for your scoliosis will depend on the severity of the curve in your spine, […]
Carrying around a backpack full of books may be great for the mind, but isn’t so great for the spine. Studies have shown that one of the leading causes of back problems in young children is heavy backpacks.
If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, there are a number of options available for relief that don’t require an orthopedic surgeon.