Myths about Back and Neck Pain

Experiences with back pain can be very complicated. They are often difficult to diagnose and involve a variety of treatment options. There are also a lot of myths about back pain out there. Don’t believe everything you hear. Knowing the facts about back pain and back issues can be an effective part of any proper treatment. […]

Basic Spinal Anatomy

Your spine is made of 33 bones stacked on top of each other. The spinal column provides the main support for your body. The spinal column also protects the spinal cord from injury. An adult spine has a natural S-shaped curve when viewed from the side. These curves work to absorb shock, maintain balance and […]

Preventing Winter Sports injuries

Don’t let the cold weather slow you down! There are so many activities that are made for the cold weather. Outdoor activities, like skiing, hockey, and ice skating, are great ways to stay active during the winter months. However, make sure you pay attention to how your body is feeling while participating in winter sports […]

Preventing Back Injuries During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can cause stress on your back. For those who suffer from chronic back and neck pain, make sure you keep your spine in mind when preparing for the holidays. DECORATING Decorating is one of the most enjoyable parts of preparing for the holidays. Putting up a Christmas tree, hanging lights and bobbles and then taking it all […]

Acute vs. Chronic

The words “acute” and “chronic” often get tossed around when the discussion is centered around pain. But do you really know what the difference is? Remember that untreated acute pain can eventually lead to chronic pain if it goes unattended. Always be sure to pay your doctor a visit to address any pain you are […]

Relieving Back Pain in Cold Weather

You may remember our post this past September titled Cold Weather and Back Pain about how winter weather affects the spine and why you feel a familiar ache or pain as the temperatures start to drop. While it is always helpful to get to the root of the problem and understand why you are in […]

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True or False: Sciatica

Are you, or is someone that you love, one of many that suffer from sciatica? In either case, it’s great to be armed with knowledge about what causes it, how it can be improved or worsened, and the best ways that the symptoms can be addressed. How well do you know if you have sciatica? See how well […]

Colder Weather and Back Pain

As the temperatures begin to drop, you might notice that familiar pain in your neck, your back, or perhaps both. If you’re worried about suffering from pain all winter long, you might benefit from understanding how winter weather actually affects your spine. It’s not necessarily linked to geography. You aren’t experiencing spine pain because you […]

Disability Worldwide & Back Pain

Did You Know: Back pain is one of the top 10 causes of disability worldwide. In fact, it even ranks above diabetes and heart disease worldwide. When measured according to a common health metric known as Years Lived with Disability (YLDs). This metric of health problems quantifies the impact of health issues that impair mobility, hearing […]