Spinal Stenosis: What are the Non-Surgical Treatment Options?

For better or worse, physical pain — from back and joint pain to headaches, muscle aches, and everything else — is a part of life. On one hand, pain is our bodies’ way of communicating that something is wrong and needs attention. On the other hand, too much pain can backfire, causing further health issues…

Non-Surgical Treatments for Herniated Discs: Your Questions Answered

Between every bone in the human body, there is a joint — and they’re immensely important. Without them, our bones would grind each other down, making movement impossible. The spine is a prime example. Typically, every adult has 24 vertebrae, and each is separated with an intervertebral disc. Think of that disc as a shock-absorbing…

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Glossary of Spinal Terms

If you’re suffering through back pain, it may help to know the names of certain body parts and spinal conditions. Here’s a list of some spinal terminology worth knowing.

Common back pain myths

Common Back Pain Myths

”Why does my back hurt?” If you find yourself asking this often, you’ve probably also done your share of reading on the issue. There’s a wealth of information online about back pain, but conflicting answers can sometimes make it hard to discern the truth.

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Keep Your Spine Healthy As You Age

How our bodies age depends on a wide amount of factors, including our genetics and lifestyle choices. This is certainly true for the spine, which is usually the most affected by age, losing its thickness and elasticity as the years go by and causing issues with day-to-day activities.

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What is Cervical Radiculopathy?

Cervical Radiculopathy is termed as pain or numbness radiating from an irritated nerve in the cervical spine or neck. It’s caused by compression or irritation of a nerve as its leaving the spinal column and can cause a lot of pain if not treated.

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Is Cracking Your Neck and Other Joints Actually Bad for You?

Remember when you were young and you used to crack your knuckles to make others cringe? Maybe you were adept at cracking your neck and back as well. It’s more than likely that at least one person, if not several, told you that cracking your bones was bad for you and could lead to arthritis.

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Texting and Posture Pain

Hours of daily texting can overtax wrists and hands, while bending over to look at phones can strain spines. Fortunately, there are often simple and effective ways of remedying such issues. The Importance of Posture If your posture is poor, you may begin to experience headaches, cardiac disease, and other ailments. Plus, poor posture could…