3 Common Causes of Lower Back Pain in Adults

To treat lower back pain (LBP), it is important to know the cause. Adults with lower back pain are encouraged to read on. Lower Back Pain Common Cause #1: Osteoarthritis  Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease characterized by the degeneration of the cartilage that...

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Understanding Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) has been the surgical solution for millions of patients with neck or back pain. It is one of the most popular types of orthopedic surgery because it produces great results in a short period of time. The Advantages of Minimally...

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Spinal Stenosis: 5 Different Ways to Treat It

The spine is composed of the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back) regions. Each region has uniquely shaped bones known as vertebrae. When the twenty-four vertebrae perfectly align, they form a structure known as the spinal canal. The spinal...

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Common Lower Back Injuries Suffered by Weightlifters

The muscles, ligaments, vertebra and intervertebral discs of the lower back take on a heavy load while performing day to day activities, like standing and walking. With weightlifters, this load is multiplied tremendously. Twisting, turning and lifting motions stress...

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Understanding Spinal Nerve Decompression

Spinal nerve decompressions is performed when a pinched spinal nerve causes pain, numbness, and/or weakness. In most cases, conservative treatment options like physical therapy, anti-inflammatories and injections can be enough to decrease symptoms and help patients...

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Understanding Cervical Nerve Injuries

Cervical nerve injuries are often serious and should be examined by an Orthopedic Spine Specialist.  The cervical nerves are some of the most important in the body. Because they perform the important function of relaying sensory and motor information to and from the...

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3 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

The first minimally invasive spine surgery (MISSs) was performed in the early 1990’s. Since that time, Orthopedic Spine Surgeons continuously improved surgical techniques and equipment to improve patient comfort and quality of life. As a result, almost all...

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