The Latest in Back Surgery Technology
Back surgery is generally less invasive than it was even a decade ago. Many common procedures can now be performed with smaller incisions and increased dexterity on the part of the surgeon with the assistance of tiny cameras. The purpose
Sports Injuries and Back Pain
When participating in just about any sport, especially those involving contact or repetitive movements, there is a risk of twisting, bending, spraining, stretching, or straining something within your back area. When precautions are taken, sports-related exercise can be a good
Is Surgery the Best Option for Sciatica?
Sciatica is a type of persistent pain that affects the lower back, hip and outside of the leg. It is typically caused by the compression of a spinal nerve located in one of the lower vertebrae. The compression is often
Staying Comfortable Following Back Surgery
Any type of back surgery is a process that extends beyond the operation itself and includes time to safely recover and ease back into your normal routine. Being as informed and prepared for your recovery period as possible can ease
Identifying and Treating Scoliosis
A sideways curvature of the spine, scoliosis is a condition that affects about 2 to 3 percent of the population. Often occurring just before puberty, scoliosis may also cause problems later in life if the condition worsens with age or
Is Your Stiff Neck Serious?
A stiff neck can be a temporary inconvenience or the sign of a problem requiring more attention. Neck stiffness is often characterized by some type of soreness or lingering aches sometimes aggravated by movement. A stiff neck is frequently experienced
Eating for Your Spine
The bones and muscles in your spine all work together to allow you to walk, stand, and move without pain. When an injury occurs to the spine, the body must work to replace the damaged tissues as fast as possible.
Exercises for Back Pain Relief
Muscle strain is a common cause of back pain, which affects approximately 30 million Americans at any given time. Since the spinal column and supporting ligaments, tendons, and joints are designed for movement, certain exercises often provide relief from everyday
Swimming with Back Pain
When you suffer from pain anywhere in your back, you may find it difficult to carry out any kind of physical activity. Despite your pain, however, your doctor may tell you to exercise rather than lie down and rest. Swimming
Back Pain and Pregnancy
The excitement of feeling your baby bump growing can often be accompanied by back pain. Although you may have experienced some mild lower backaches in early pregnancy, it can begin to increase from the second trimester until you give birth.