5 Common Conditions That Cause Back Pain

One of the most important parts of preventing pain is knowing what causes it. Patients who are interested in improving their spine health and preventing or reducing spine pain are encouraged to learn more about 5 of the most common spine conditions. Condition #1:...

Understanding Neck Pain: Causes and Treatments

Cervical spine pain, which is most often referred to as just neck pain, is one of the most common medical complaints in the United States. Finding out the underlying cause of neck pain helps determine your treatment options. The medical professionals who are most...

Understanding Spondylosis Symptoms and Treatments

Spondylosis, which is often referred to as spinal osteoarthritis, is a degenerative disorder that affects the soft tissues and bones of the spine. Spondylosis is a highly individualized condition. Aging is the primary cause; however, factors such as weight,...

What is Spondylolisthesis and How Is It Treated?

The lumbar or lower back region of the spine is composed of five vertebrae (L1-L5). The vertebrae are responsible for absorbing and distributing the majority of the body’s weight. When one the lumbar vertebra slips forward (anteriorly), a condition known...

Understanding Sciatica: Causes and Treatments

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It starts in the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine and travels down the leg to the foot. The nerve has the important job of supplying the thighs, lower legs, and feet with nervous system...

Can Back Pain Cause Insomnia?

Studies show that up to 2/3 of patients with chronic pain (pain lasting for more than twelve weeks) have a sleep disorder.

5 Ways to Treat Spinal Stenosis

The narrowing of the spinal canal and resulting compression of the spinal cord or spinal nerves is referred to spinal stenosis.

Spine Surgery 101: What Decompressing a Spinal Nerve Means

A pinched spinal nerve can cause 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 live a normal life. However, in some cases,...

3 Common Spine Injuries Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are a common cause of spinal injuries. Depending on the accident, injuries and their related symptoms can range from mild to severe. The three most common injuries are: Whiplash Injuries  Whiplash injuries are the least severe...

Cervical Myelopathy: Symptoms and Treatments

One of the most common causes of nerve pain is what is known as cervical myelopathy. The condition, which is most often seen in patients over the age of 50, is characterized by the compression of the spinal cord. Common symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, and...

How a Herniated Disc Causes Pain in the Extremities

Neck and back pain aren’t the only symptoms of a herniated disc. In fact, for many patients, symptoms first present in the extremities. Because of this, it’s important to know the relationship between a herniated disc and extremity nerve function. Let’s jump right in:...

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