Spine Articles

How To Manage Back Pain During Holiday Travel

November 16, 2022

Along with the fun and excitement the holidays bring, chances are also high that you or someone in your family will experience back pain at ...

Are You a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

October 7, 2022

What is minimally invasive spine surgery and am I a good candidate? Back pain is one of the most common medical problems facing people in ...

Welcome Jeanne Steyer, PA-C to Our Team

September 28, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Jeanne Steyer has joined The Spine Center, as Physician Assistant, working with Dr. McCarthy on his team. Jeanne graduated ...

New Spine Center Hammond Office to Open Sep 29, 2022

August 31, 2022

Located within the Cypress Pointe medical complex, we are excited to announce that our new Hammond location is now accepting patient appointments and opening September ...

It’s My Leg That’s Hurting, Not My Back. Why Am I Being Sent to a Spine Specialist?

July 12, 2022

“It’s my leg that is hurting, not my back, why are you X-raying my spine?” This is a common question we receive from patients for ...

My Neck Isn’t Hurting, How Is It Affecting My Balance?

June 28, 2022

A common question from patients referred to a spine specialist about balance and coordination problems is “my neck isn’t hurting, why is it affecting my ...

What is Spinal Traction and Does It Work for Back & Neck Pain?

April 22, 2022

Spinal traction is a widely used treatment for low back pain as well as neck pain. Traction utilizes a force and counterforce to pull in ...

How a Patient Can Improve Their Outcome in Surgery

April 8, 2022

If you experience spinal symptoms that require surgery, you choose a surgeon based on their ability to diagnose the problem and execute the surgical technique ...

What Can the Shopping Cart Sign Tell You About Your Back Pain?

March 28, 2022

Have you ever been grocery shopping and noticed your legs hurt and feel weak but then notice the symptoms go away with leaning over the ...

Tips for Traveling with Back Pain

December 7, 2021

People living with back pain know that the travel associated with holiday get togethers can sometimes put a damper on family fun. Flying can cause ...

Thanksgiving Office Hours

November 18, 2021

The Spine Center will be closed Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021 as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. At this time ...

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 ...

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