Nutrition and Stretching Tips to Help Reduce Risk of Back Pain

Nutrition and Preventative Stretching

How They Affect Athletic Performance and Muscle Fatigue It’s that time of year again – the weather is getting nicer and people are spending more time outdoors. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, it’s important to take preventative measures to stay healthy and prevent injuries. Good nutrition and preventative stretching are two […]

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Text Neck: A Modern Problem

It is estimated that about half of the population will suffer from neck pain at some point in their life, and many people are unaware of why they are experiencing these aches and pains. One big contributor to neck pain is our posture while looking at devices such as computers, smartphones and tablets, which can […]

Prevent Autumn Back Pain

Falling leaves aren’t the only thing to worry about this season. Football. Bonfires. Comfy sweaters. Pumpkin spice. Halloween. There are so many things we associate with fall, and yet back pain generally isn’t one of them–but it should be. Back pain can occur along any part of the spine, usually as the result of injury or […]

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 […]

Hidden Causes of Your Back Pain

Small changes make a big difference. According to the American Chiropractic Association, up to 80 percent of the population will experience back pain in their lifetimes. What’s more, back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. The good news is that most cases aren’t caused by serious conditions. The following habits might be contributing […]


Playing Through the Pain

Be tough. Suck it up. You can rest later. These are all things that athletes often hear when they are experiencing pain during sporting events. Coaches and trainers all have the responsibility to listen to what athletes are saying about the pain they’re experiencing, and with that responsibility comes the need to act. When athletes play and train […]


Sleeping Positions that Reduce Back Pain

It’s often hard to determine the source of a patient’s back pain. Little changes, such as the positions you assume while sleeping and lying down, can affect a world of change in terms of the pain that you’re experiencing. Consider how the following positions can either mitigate or worsen your chronic back and/or neck pain: On […]

minimally invasive spine surgery

FAQ: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

The field of minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) relies on cutting edge technology and instrumentation. It may be a valid treatment option for your spinal disorder or chronic back and neck pain. Minimally invasive spine surgery utilizes the knowledge of important anatomy along with cutting-edge technology to treat your spinal injury or condition without causing unnecessary […]