Spine Articles

Life with a Spinal Cord Stimulator

October 12, 2021

Chronic pain — pain that continues for 12 weeks or longer — affects about 20% of the United States population. Chronic pain may make it impossible to carry out ...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Spine Pain

September 12, 2021

Back pain is quite common, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be serious. In fact, lower back pain is responsible for about 3% of emergency room visits. ...

Risk Factors for Herniated Discs

August 16, 2021

All your life, your vertebral discs act like shock absorbers in your spine. These spongy tissues separate each vertebral joint from the one below to ...

The Benefits of Laser Spine Surgery

July 9, 2021

Back pain — especially pain that radiates down one or both legs — is often caused by pressure on one of your nerves. Sometimes a ...

Does Sciatica Go Away on its Own?

June 29, 2021

Up to 40% of adults suffer at least one episode of sciatica in their lifetime. Sciatica is an inflammation and irritation of the sciatic nerve, which is the ...

Risk Factors for Spinal Stenosis

May 3, 2021

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that places pressure on the spinal nerves, causing pain, tingling, and other symptoms. Spinal stenosis usually ...

What to Expect from Endoscopic Spine Surgery

April 1, 2021

Chronic back pain is one of the top causes of missed work days in the United States. If you’ve struggled with back pain and aren’t getting relief ...

What Kinds of Exercise Help Lower Back Pain?

March 17, 2021

Lower back pain strikes almost every adult at some point during their lives. Estimates on how many people around the world experience at least one episode ...

Help! I Pinched a Nerve

February 17, 2021

A pinched nerve — also called a compressed nerve — can cause a range of symptoms that make your life difficult or painful. When your nerve is ...

How Epidural Spine Injections Can Help You

January 20, 2021

If you’re one of the 16 million people in the United States who suffers from chronic back pain or sciatica, you may be feeling frustrated by your ...

What Do Facet Joints Do?

December 9, 2020

When you think about your joints, you probably think about big joints, like your hips or shoulders or knees. Maybe you remember the smaller joints, ...

Is it Too Late to Treat My Scoliosis?

September 1, 2020

Scoliosis is a sideways curve to your spine that usually afflicts adolescents, though it can appear in infancy, childhood, or even when you’re an adult. You’re ...

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