Spine Articles

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 ...

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 ...

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