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Is My Neck Pain Causing Chronic Headaches?

Does your head and neck seem to hurt all the time? Your chronic headaches might be more than a pain in the neck. They might be coming from that neck pain. Learn about this specific type of headache in this quick guide.
Nov 10th, 2022

5 Different Injections for Pain

Do you have pain? There are injections that may help. Keep reading to learn about the different types of pain injections and which one might help treat your pain.
Sep 1st, 2022

All About Lateral Interbody Fusion

Some back problems don’t go away with conservative treatments. If your condition calls for surgery, you may be a candidate for lateral interbody fusion, which is much less invasive than traditional surgery. Here’s what you need to know.
Aug 1st, 2022

How Long Does Whiplash Cause Neck Pain?

Your neck injury happened in an instant, but the pain of whiplash can linger long afterward. How long? Does anyone really know? And what can you do about persistent neck pain? Keep reading to find out.
Jul 1st, 2022

Is Your Diet to Blame for Your Back Pain?

Food doesn’t just feed your stomach, it fuels your cells and triggers reactions — both good and bad — throughout your body. Find out if the foods you eat might be the culprits behind your aching back.
Jun 1st, 2022

Who's at Risk for Kyphosis?

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a classic tale about a man with a woefully misunderstood condition called kyphosis. But today, we know much more about this debilitating problem and how to treat it. Could kyphosis happen to you?
May 1st, 2022

Lifting Tips to Avoid Back Pain

You’ve been lifting things your whole life without a problem, then suddenly — zing — your back screams in pain. Find out why lifting is one of the most common causes of back pain and how you can avoid it.
Apr 3rd, 2022

A Closer Look at Myelopathy

When numbness, tingling, and pain make it hard to perform everyday tasks like buttoning your shirt or even walking, it may be a sign of myelopathy. Here’s what that means and what you can do about it.
Mar 24th, 2022

Maximize Your Neck Pain Treatment with These Healthy Habits

Your neck is susceptible to strain, sprain, and pain, and modern medicine can do a lot to alleviate your discomfort. But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. For a full recovery from your neck condition, you need to pick up a few good habits.
Jan 3rd, 2022

Everything You Didn't Know About Minimally Invasive Surgery

If you need surgery to treat a painful condition, the last thing you want is to endure surgical pain as well. Minimally invasive surgery can reduce your post-op pain and deliver several other benefits that you may not know about. Find out more here.
Dec 1st, 2021

Bad Habits That Are Hurting Your Spine

Your back is killing you, and you may be to blame. How could that be true? Find out what you’re doing to put your spine in danger and your back in pain, so you can take better care of yourself and enjoy life.
Nov 1st, 2021

Can Spinal Fusion Treat My Scoliosis?

When your spine snakes into an S-shape rather than a straight line, it changes your posture, your appearance, and your life. There are several treatments that correct scoliosis, including spinal fusion. Find out if it might help you.
Oct 7th, 2021

Can the Forward Curve of My Spine Be Corrected?

From rounded shoulders to an outright hunchback, a noticeable forward curve in your spine may be cause for concern. Called kyphosis, this condition may lead to serious health problems if you don’t get it fixed. Here are your treatment options.
Sep 7th, 2021

My Legs Feel Weak: Do I Have Sciatica?

Do you experience numbness or weakness in the legs? We all go weak in the knees when we fall in love or face our fears. But when leg weakness sticks around, it’s time to find out why. Read on to learn more.
Aug 5th, 2021

When Minimally Invasive Surgery Might Be Necessary

When it comes to your spine, the less poking and prodding the better. While traditional open surgery may be best in some cases, we may be able to correct your spinal problem with a far less-invasive technique. Find out if you’re a candidate.
Jul 15th, 2021

Spinal Fusion: Is It a Good Option for Your Back or Neck Pain?

What started as a nagging ache has become debilitating back or neck pain, and nothing seems to help. Chronic back and neck pain can demand a more permanent solution. Could it be time to consider spinal fusion? Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 15th, 2021

Symptoms in Your Hands Could Stem from a Problem in Your Neck

There goes that shooting pain in your arm and/or hand again, and you instinctively grab it and begin to rub for relief, but you may be massaging the wrong body part. Find out how a neck problem can cause hand pain and what to do about it.
May 3rd, 2021

How Facet Joint Injections Can Relieve Your Back and Neck Pain

You’ve tried prescriptions, physical therapy regimens, and countless other treatments, and still, you live with back or neck pain from sunup to sundown. When it feels like there’s no end in sight, it’s time to consider facet joint injections.
Apr 1st, 2021

What Every Woman Should Know About Bone Loss

Healthy bones are strong and rigid, but age and other factors can rob them of their density, making them weak and susceptible to fractures — especially in women. Learn more about how to keep and build your bone strength.
Mar 11th, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Stimulators

Pain has a purpose — it alerts you to danger and protects you from further injury. But when it outlasts its usefulness, you may need to intervene. Learn how spinal cord stimulators run interference between pain and your brain.
Feb 1st, 2021

How Do You Know You Have a Herniated Disc?

Having back problems with pain? You’ve heard the term “herniated disc,” so you figure it has something to do with your spine, and you know it causes back pain — but how do you know if it’s happened to you?
Jan 1st, 2021

These Bad Habits are Making Your Sciatica Worse

The cause of your sciatica may be out of your control, but you have the power to keep it in check or make it worse every day. Find out which habits are triggering your sciatica flare-ups so you can avoid them for better living.
Dec 1st, 2020

Common Risk Factors of Kyphosis

A hunchback, a dowager’s hump, poor posture — call it what you will, but the technical term is kyphosis. Do you have to worry about it happening to you? Find out about what can raise your chances of getting kyphosis.
Nov 1st, 2020

Understanding Sciatica

It can trigger pain far from its source, it has many possible causes, and the symptoms range from mild tingling to shocking pain — your sciatic nerve can be a mystery. Here are the basics about this super long nerve and the facts you need to know.
Oct 4th, 2020

8 Signs of Kyphosis

If your upper back is beginning to slump like the Hunchback of Notre Dame, you may have kyphosis. But even if yours isn’t that extreme, the signs are there, warning you to get early treatment. Here’s what you need to know.
Sep 3rd, 2020

The Many Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Do you require surgery to correct a spinal issue? When it comes to spine surgery, less is more. That is to say that less cutting could mean a more expedient recovery. Explore how minimally invasive spine surgery could benefit you.
Aug 3rd, 2020

Spine Care and COVID19: What You Should Know

COVID-19 has made us question everything. What’s safe? What’s healthy? And if you have spinal issues, you may be wondering how to proceed with your treatment and even your pending surgery. Here’s what you need to know.
Jul 2nd, 2020

Scoliosis 101: What You Need to Know

Your ability to stand, walk, bend, and twist relies on a stick-straight spine. But if yours is curved because of scoliosis, these activities become difficult or impossible. Here’s some straight talk about this progressive condition.
Jun 9th, 2020

Do Environmental Factors Cause Scoliosis?

When you first hear that your child has scoliosis, multiple emotions swirl in your brain: worry, fear, and even guilt. You may be wondering if you could have prevented it. Rest easy — here’s what you need to know.
May 5th, 2020

Why It's So Important to Catch Scoliosis Early

Does your child have one shoulder higher than the other? Uneven hips or one especially pronounced shoulder blade? These may be signs of scoliosis, a curved spine. If so, it’s important to get it diagnosed and treated now. Here’s why.
Apr 1st, 2020

Common Causes of Neck Pain and Effective Treatments

Are you experiencing severe neck pain, but aren’t sure what could be causing it? There are a number of common causes that can lead to neck pain, and no matter what’s causing yours, it’s important to seek a medical diagnosis and get help.
Feb 6th, 2020

Ouch! My Leg Hurts — Know the Symptoms of Sciatica

You might think that sciatica is just another word for back pain, but it actually includes a variety of painful symptoms, including leg pain, numbness, and lost balance. Read on to learn more about sciatica and when to get medical treatment.
Jan 8th, 2020

5 Surgery-Free Treatments for Chronic Back Pain

If you are living with back pain, invasive spinal surgery isn’t always an option. But you’re not out of luck. There are a number of surgery-free options that may help. Continue reading to explore five options that could lessen your pain.
Dec 1st, 2019

How to Prevent and Treat Kyphosis

Is your confidence destroyed because of a hunchback appearance? Do you often see your reflection and wish you had better posture or a more aligned spine? Kyphosis may be the undiagnosed cause of your woes.
Sep 30th, 2019

What Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Surgery is sometimes the best option for addressing certain painful spinal conditions. By reducing surgical trauma, minimally invasive surgery can speed healing and get you back on your feet much sooner than traditional surgery.
Sep 11th, 2019