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When Does a Herniated Spinal Disc Require Surgery?

When you get a herniated disc diagnosis, the first thing you might wonder about is whether or not you’ll need spine surgery. Learn what causes a herniated disc and who makes a good candidate for surgery.
Mar 1st, 2023

What Exactly is Sciatica and How Can I Treat It?

If you ever feel weird, with electric shocks of pain in your lower back with certain movements, you might have sciatica. Learn what causes sciatica and what treatments are available to ease back pain and other symptoms.
Feb 2nd, 2023

3 Exercises to Relieve Neck Pain at Home

Do you suffer frequent neck pain and discomfort? Daily neck exercises can keep your muscles strong and fight off stiffness and pain. Learn some simple exercises you can start doing now to relieve muscle pain in your neck.
Nov 1st, 2022

Could Your Poor Diet Choices Be Exacerbating Your Back Pain?

Everything you put into your body has an effect on your health, either good or bad. Learn how your diet choices can increase your risk for persistent back pain and ongoing spine problems, and how you can make corrections to reduce pain.
Oct 4th, 2022

Healthy Habits that Support Your Spine

Are you worried about spinal conditions? While not all spine conditions are avoidable, some painful issues can be prevented with the right habits. Learn what habits you can adopt now to protect the long-term health of your spine.
Sep 7th, 2022

Lesser-Known Causes of Back Pain

Does your back hurt on a regular basis? Persistent back pain doesn’t always come with a simple diagnosis. Learn more about some lesser-known causes of back pain, so you can finally find long-term pain relief.
Jul 12th, 2022

Can Aging Cause a Herniated Disc?

Aging increases your risk for painful herniated discs, especially if you're not exercising enough or eating a healthy diet. Learn more about the impact of aging on your spine and what lifestyle changes you can make now to improve your spine health.
Jun 1st, 2022

5 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

When your spine condition isn’t treatable with medications and other nonsurgical therapies, minimally invasive spine surgery may be an option. Learn how this type of surgery can help you achieve a faster recovery with fewer complications.
May 1st, 2022

Osteoarthritis and Neck Pain: How Are They Linked?

Cervical osteoarthritis causes neck stiffness and pain in an estimated 85% of people over 60. Learn more about this common spine condition and when to seek medical treatment for neck pain and other symptoms.
Apr 1st, 2022

Can Sciatica Affect the Feet?

Are you getting pins and needles in one of your legs or feet? The underlying cause of foot tingling and weakness may relate to a condition in your spine known as sciatica. Learn more about this common spine condition and what you can do to treat it.
Mar 1st, 2022

What Causes Spinal Instability and What Can I Do About It?

When your spine moves more than it should due to spinal instability, you may need surgery to prevent permanent nerve damage and other complications. Learn more about spinal instability and the surgeries available to treat it.
Feb 1st, 2022

What Causes Spinal Ligaments to Thicken?

Weakness in your legs and tingling in your arms may be a sign that the ligaments in your spine are thickening. Learn what causes ligament thickening and how laser spine surgery can help restore your spine health.
Jan 1st, 2022

Is There a Link Between Neck Pain and Headaches?

If you often have neck pain that evolves into a headache, it may be a warning sign that something is wrong with your cervical spine. Learn more about the link between neck pain and headaches and what you can do to find relief.
Nov 1st, 2021

Are You Experiencing Nociceptive Pain?

The type of pain you suffer dictates the treatment needed. Acute back and neck pain are common examples of nociceptive pain. Learn how this type of pain differs from nerve pain and what options are available to treat it.
Oct 4th, 2021

Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease

Do you suffer nagging back or neck pain? That chronic pain in your back or neck may be an early warning sign of degenerative disc disease. Learn more about the risk factors for this disease and what your options are for treating it.
Sep 1st, 2021

Back Saving Tips for Pandemic Holiday Road Trips

More than 115 million people took road trips to visit loved ones last holiday season. This year, exponentially more people will be driving long distances in cars to avoid crowded airports and airplanes. Read on for some tips to avoid back pain.
Aug 17th, 2021

Why Do My Legs Keep Going Numb?

If you have concerns that numbness in your legs is happening more often or never seems to go away, don’t put off a diagnostic evaluation. Learn more about what might be causing your leg numbness.
Aug 2nd, 2021

7 Surprising Causes of Back Pain

Most of us know the usual culprits of back pain; stress, excess body weight, improper lifting technique, and poor posture. While these are the typical causes, unexpected issues can be causing all that agony. Read on to learn more.
Jul 22nd, 2021

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Robotic Spine Surgery?

An estimated 16 million people in the United States live with chronic back pain due to disease or trauma. Robotic spine surgery is an innovative treatment for pain without causing more trauma to your body. Learn how it can work for you.
Jul 18th, 2021

How to Know If you Have a Herniated Disc

Persistent back pain or neck pain can be the result of a herniated disc. Learn more about what causes a herniated disc, how to recognize the symptoms, and which strategies you can use to treat it.
Jun 24th, 2021

The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy

If you’re planning to undergo surgery, you can expect part of your recovery plan to include physical therapy. Learn how physical therapy can speed up your recovery process and boost your overall wellness.
May 19th, 2021

Who Can Benefit from a Spinal Fusion?

Chronic back pain from scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and other conditions can interfere with your quality of life. When no other treatments are working for you, you might benefit from a spinal fusion surgery.
Apr 12th, 2021

Understanding the Different Types of Pain

Do you suffer from recurring pain? Pain is the primary reason people seek medical treatment. Learn more about the differences between the classifications of pain and how pain management can help you find relief.
Mar 11th, 2021

Solutions for Your Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common side effect of muscle strains but if your pain isn’t going away, you might have a more serious condition that needs medical intervention. Learn why your neck might be hurting and what solutions are available to treat it.
Feb 11th, 2021

Conditions that Can Benefit from Spinal Fusion

A spinal fusion can significantly improve your quality of life after an injury or because of a degenerative disease. Find out what conditions may qualify you for a spinal fusion surgery to relieve chronic pain and immobility.
Jan 13th, 2021

When to Get Professional Help for Your Lower Back Pain

If you wait too long to treat persistent lower back pain, you may be missing out on the opportunity to protect your lumbar spine. Learn more about the right time to seek help for lower back pain and which treatments can prevent the need for surgery.
Dec 8th, 2020

Why Herniated Disc Pain Can Come and Go

Nagging back pain can put a damper on every part of your life. Ever wonder if your on-and-off back pain is related to a herniated disc? Learn more about what causes a herniated disc and the options that are available for treatment.
Nov 8th, 2020

Living with Sciatica

Those electric shock-like sensations in your lower back are an indication that you have sciatica. Learn how to make lifestyle changes that reduce your risk for sciatica pain and find out which treatment options can help you heal.
Oct 6th, 2020

When Is Your Back Pain Cause for Concern?

If you’re not sure what’s causing your back pain, it’s important that you get the right diagnosis as soon as possible. Learn more about the underlying causes of back pain and what treatments are available to improve your spine health.
Sep 18th, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Spinal Fractures

Your spine is resilient, but it can still sustain damage. Any trauma to your spine can increase your risk for spinal fractures. Learn more about what else causes fractures in your spine and what you can do about them.
Aug 21st, 2020

Bad Habits That Worsen Your Spine Pain

Slouching, smoking, and other bad habits can lead to back pain that worsens over time. Learn how everyday habits affect your back and what changes you need to make now to preserve your spine health.
Jul 28th, 2020

The Many Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is an option for many types of orthopedic and spine surgeries. Learn more about what’s involved in minimally invasive surgery and why it’s beneficial for treating a number of underlying orthopedic conditions and injuries.
Apr 28th, 2020

What You Need to Know About Degenerative Disc Disease

Getting older causes changes in your spine that can lead to pain, immobility, and conditions like degenerative disc disease. Find out what degenerative disc disease is, and why you should make changes now to preserve your spine health.
Mar 17th, 2020

The Dangers of Tech Neck

If you think constantly holding your head down while you use your cell phone or computer isn’t having an affect on your health, think again. Learn more about why you probably already have tech neck and what you can do about it.
Dec 1st, 2019

How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain

Being overweight can contribute to sciatica pain and your sciatica pain can make it difficult to lose weight. Learn how your weight may worsen sciatica and why weight loss is a fundamental part of sciatica pain relief.
Nov 1st, 2019

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age?

If back pain continues to worsen as you get older, you can do something about it. Learn more about treatment options available that keep you active, pain-free, and able to enjoy a high quality of life at any age.
Oct 1st, 2019

What to Expect When Undergoing Spinal Fusion

If you suffer from back pain, a degenerative disease, or deformity of the spine, you may be a candidate for spinal fusion surgery. Find more about this procedure and whether or not it could be right for you.
Sep 1st, 2019

5 Tips for Returning to Sports After Back Surgery

As an athlete, it can be tough to take time off for back surgery. As soon as the surgery is done, you want to get back in the game and make up for lost time! Here are a few tips to help you have a smooth return to sports after your surgery.
Jul 23rd, 2019

That Pain in the Neck Could be a Sign of Neck Arthritis

An estimated one in three adults experiences lingering neck pain on a regular basis. Find out if your chronic neck pain may be a sign of neck arthritis, an incredibly common condition that affects more than 85% of all aging adults.
Jun 26th, 2019


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Apr 18th, 2019