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Football Season Brings Spine Injuries

Big names like Tony Romo and others have been diagnosed with spinal injuries throughout the past season causing them to be restricted from playing. Tony Romo herniated a disc in his lower back that caused a pinched nerve and leg … Continue reading

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The physical toll of stress

Many of us lead busy lives that can cause us stress that, in turn, affects our physical and emotional well being. According to The American Institute of Stress, there are numerous emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to … Continue reading

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What is Spondylolysthesis?

Spondylolysthesis is a spine condition that results when one of the vertebra slips forward or backward when compared to the vertebra adjacent to it. A forward slippage of the vertebra is called anterolisthesis, while a vertebra that slips backward is … Continue reading

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Baby on board often means back pain

You’re having a baby – congrats! Back pain during pregnancy is a very common occurrence; Reports show 50 to 70% of pregnant women report having back pain at some point. The Amerian Pregnancy Association says back pain during pregnancy is … Continue reading

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Injections for Spinal Stenosis may not bring relief

Spinal Stenosis is a bone disease of the spinal column that often leads to chronic back and neck pain. The spinal column contains components critical to the stable functioning of the back and neck including the spinal cord, nerve roots, and … Continue reading

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A few tips on preventing back injury while enjoying summer to the fullest

Summer is on the horizon. With those beach volleyball games can come a number of back injuries and spine problems. Take advantage of all summer has to offer with a few tips on preventing back injury. · Pace yourself – … Continue reading

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Laminotomy and Foraminotomy Procedures

Have you suffered from severe back pain with radiculopathy or radiation of pain into the extremities? Has your pain not responded to conventional treatments such as rest, analgesics, prescription pain medication, physical therapy, or chiropractic manipulation after three months? The … Continue reading

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Pinched Nerve: Causes and Symptoms

A pinched nerve is a term used to describe the compression of individual nerves or a group of nerves. Pressure on the nerves can irritate the nerve and its protective covering. The nerve is then unable to transmit sensory impulses … Continue reading

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Could Medications Be the Answer to Your Back or Neck Pain?

The abuse of prescription painkillers is on the rise. Yet, there is no solid evidence that opioids, or narcotics, work better than non-narcotic pain medications in relieving chronic pain from a spine condition. While these drugs, in the short term, … Continue reading

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Living with Sciatica Pain

Sciatica pain is one of the most common types of pain that affects the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that extends from the lower back down to the back of each leg. A herniated or bulging … Continue reading

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