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What to Expect from Endoscopic Spine Surgery

If you have back pain or sciatica, you may have avoided surgery because of possible complications. However, when back pain and sciatica don’t respond to other therapies, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery can provide long-term relief, safely.

Apr 1st, 2021
What Kinds of Exercise Help Lower Back Pain?

If you have lower back pain, the last thing you probably want to do is move it, twist it, and do exercises to strengthen it. But that’s exactly what you should do to help your back heal and to reduce or eliminate your pain. Here’s how to start.

Mar 17th, 2021
Help! I Pinched a Nerve

If you have sharp or radiating pain, you could have a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves can cause pain or numbness almost anywhere, from your neck to your buttocks. Treat a pinched nerve quickly to avoid permanent damage.

Feb 17th, 2021
How Epidural Spine Injections Can Help You

Steroids aren’t just for athletes who want to optimize their game. Steroids are anti-inflammatory agents that can also calm down irritated nerves. When doctors inject steroids into the epidural space in your spine, your back pain goes away.

Jan 20th, 2021
What Do Facet Joints Do?

You never even knew you had facet joints until you developed back pain. What are the facet joints? Why do you have facet joints? And why do they hurt so much?

Dec 9th, 2020
Is it Too Late to Treat My Scoliosis?

You took the watch-and-wait approach when doctors diagnosed your scoliosis in your teens. But now you’re an adult, and as you watched and waited, your spinal curve worsened. So did your symptoms. Can you still benefit from scoliosis treatment?

Sep 1st, 2020
5 Tips for Optimal Joint Health

Keeping your joints healthy and strong should be a priority if you want to age with grace and ease. Luckily, adopting the habits that protect your joints also protects your overall health. And that makes you feel better, too.

Aug 11th, 2020
Are You a Candidate for a Laminotomy or Laminectomy?

You’re tired of taking medications or getting injections for your sciatica, leg or arm pain, or spinal stenosis. You’ve heard about laminotomy and laminectomy surgeries and wondered if they could finally give you relief. What are they, and which do you ch

Jul 20th, 2020
How Common is Degenerative Disc Disease?

How common are degenerated discs? That’s like asking, “how common are wrinkles?” Your vertebral discs, like your skin and hair, grow weaker, thinner, and drier with age. Sometimes, those degenerated discs can be a literal pain in the neck (or back).

Jun 23rd, 2020
Understanding the Degrees of Scoliosis

When you find out that your child has scoliosis, you worry about their future. Will they have to live life in a brace? Or need surgery? Or is watch-and-wait the best approach? The answer depends on how severe their scoliosis is. Keep reading to learn more.

May 8th, 2020
What is Rhizotomy and How Can it Help Relieve Back Pain?

Your back hurts when you sit. Your back hurts when you stand. Your back hurts so much it’s almost impossible to get through your day. What if you could turn down the volume on your pain without drugs? That’s what rhizotomy does.

Apr 9th, 2020
Tech Neck is Real, and It Could Be Causing Your Neck Pain

“Tech neck” sounds like another funny dig at millennials who slouch over with their noses glued to their phones. But tech neck is a real pain problem that worsens without treatment and can afflict anyone who regularly bends their neck.

Mar 9th, 2020
Take a Natural Approach to Relieving Arthritis Pain

Arthritis pain makes it hard for you — and 54 million Americans -- to enjoy your favorite activities. But you don’t want to become dependent on medication, either. Fortunately, your own body can relieve arthritis pain, naturally. Here’s how.

Feb 1st, 2020
Is There a Nonsurgical Way to Treat a Pinched Nerve?

The effects of a pinched nerve — pain, numbness, and tingling, to name a few — can range from mild to severe. Depending on the nerve, you may not have control of your muscles, or you may be in constant pain. Treatments are available.

Dec 1st, 2019
7 Advantages of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

You’ve probably heard of robotic-assisted surgery, which helps doctors be more accurate and precise than ever. If you need spine surgery, isn’t it smart to choose a doctor who uses the latest technology so you can have the best possible outcome?

Nov 1st, 2019
What To Do About a Pinched Nerve

Don’t suffer with the debilitating pain of a pinched nerve. Learn about the warning signs and what you can do to relieve symptoms and prevent long-term consequences.

Aug 1st, 2019
Why It's Important to Catch Scoliosis Early

Have you noticed your child’s back is curved, or they stand “crookedly”? It could be time to have them checked for scoliosis if the spine. Find out more about this condition and what you can do about it when it’s caught early.

Jul 1st, 2019
5 Ways to Prevent Tech Neck

Because so much of our lives are spent looking down at screens, many of us have developed a muscle strain called tech neck. Here are five simple ways to help prevent this common and often irritating condition.

Jun 1st, 2019
5 Tips to Prevent a Herniated Disc

Whether you’ve already had a herniated disc or you simply want to protect your spine, we’re here to help you stop further injury. Explore these five ways you can prevent ruptured discs and ensure your spine stays happy and healthy.

Apr 3rd, 2019