Spine Articles

Are You a Candidate for a Laminotomy or Laminectomy?

July 20, 2020

Pain in your arm, leg, or back is often caused by a compressed or pinched spinal nerve. When other therapies have failed you, the spine ...

How Common is Degenerative Disc Disease?

June 23, 2020

Approximately 40% of adults over age 40 have at least one degenerated vertebral disc. By age 80, 80% of them do. Disc degeneration is considered a normal ...

Understanding the Degrees of Scoliosis

May 9, 2020

In profile, a healthy spine forms an “S” curve, but it appears straight when looked at from the back or front. If you or your ...

What is Rhizotomy and How Can it Help Relieve Back Pain?

April 9, 2020

Back pain is so common that 8 out of 10 people suffer from it at some time during their lives. But if your back pain has persisted ...

Tech Neck is Real, and It Could Be Causing Your Neck Pain

March 9, 2020

In 2018, the average person over 18 years in the United States spent about three hours a day on their phones. And kids aged 8–17 spend almost eight hours ...

Take a Natural Approach to Relieving Arthritis Pain

February 1, 2020

Whether you have degenerative osteoarthritis, autoimmune rheumatoid arthritis, or any of the other 100+ arthritis forms, living with stiff, achy, and painful joints can seriously ...

What’s a Facet Joint and Could It Be Causing Your Chronic Neck Pain?

January 3, 2020

More than 20 percent of U.S. adults (about 50 million people) suffer from chronic pain. Neck pain, in particular, is one of the most common types of chronic pain. Neck ...

Is There a Nonsurgical Way to Treat a Pinched Nerve?

December 1, 2019

Your spine is amazing. It allows you to bend, twist, stand tall, and move smoothly, and it houses and protects some of the most important ...

7 Advantages of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

November 1, 2019

Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting 10% across the globe. If you’re among the unlucky one in 10, you may be ...

Lifestyle Changes to Help Combat Lower Back Pain

October 1, 2019

The lower part of your back does almost all the heavy lifting. At some point in your life, you’re probably going to feel some lower ...

Spotting the Warning Signs of a Herniated Disc

September 1, 2019

Your spine is a complex set of bones. Each vertebrae is cushioned by a disc, which kind of resembles a jelly donut: a soft, pillowy ...

What To Do About a Pinched Nerve

August 1, 2019

A pinched nerve, called radiculopathy, results when surrounding tissue such as bones, muscles, cartilage, or tendons, apply too much pressure to one area of the nerve. ...

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