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Lumbar Discectomy for Sciatica: Is it Right for You?

November 15, 2020

Every year, thousands of people seek medical help for sciatica. This nerve irritation originates in the low back and follows a path from there down the buttock, back of the thigh, and leg. The type and severity of sensation caused by sciatica can differ from one person to another. Some feel tingling and weakness, others …

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Auto Accident? Here’s What You Need to Do!

October 15, 2020

Automobile accidents happen all the time and can lead to a variety of injuries. We often think only of the severity of major accidents and what that may mean for quality of life. What comes as a surprise to many people is how even a minor fender-bender can lead to chronic pain weeks, months, or …

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Maximize your Consultation for Back or Neck Pain with These Tips

September 15, 2020

Back pain, headaches, and neck pain are some of the most common complaints adults express. Pain anywhere along the spine can make it difficult to sleep soundly, to be productive at work, and to enjoy activities that bring enjoyment and health. Still, it takes most people quite a long time to schedule a consultation with …

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Why More Patients are Exploring Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain

August 15, 2020

Historically, if you had back pain, you would medicate it or you would undergo surgery. There was very little in between except for gradients of discomfort and limited mobility. Today, we have new options thanks to the ever-evolving field of regenerative medicine. Here, doctors use substances like platelet-rich plasma and stem cells to treat various …

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Can a Herniated Disc Heal on Its Own?

July 15, 2020

Most people recognize that certain spine conditions can develop as a result of wear and tear over time. However, studies also indicate that up to half of all doctor’s visits for back or neck pain relate to an injury. In both instances, it is common to see herniated discs. When diagnosed with this problem, patients …

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Could Stem Cells Improve Back Pain?

June 15, 2020

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has reported that approximately 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at least one time in their lives. It has been estimated that one-third of Americans are living with some type of back or neck pain at any given time. However, it is low back …

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Is It Time to Come See Us?

May 15, 2020

As common as it is to experience back pain frequently, even daily, research shows us a common thread among sufferers: they do not see a specialist about their problem. According to statistics, millions of workdays are missed each year as a result of back pain. When surveyed, thousands of people report that, in the previous …

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You Play a Role in Eliminating Back Pain

April 15, 2020

Day to day living is directly affected by our sensations. When the persistent sensation is pain, our desire or ability to perform tasks normally may be inhibited. People who face frequent or chronic back pain often turn to over-the-counter medications and rest. Initially, these steps may keep pain to a minimum. However, if the underlying …

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Treating Chronic Neck Pain Doesn’t Have to be Such a Challenge

March 15, 2020

The neck is comprised of 7 bones called vertebrae. These bones make up the spinal segment we call the cervical spine. This part of the spine is responsible for holding the head upright and facilitating the various movements the head makes. Seeing that the average head weighs about 10 pounds, we can understand why the …

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Does Your Back Hurt When You Sit? This Could Be Why

February 14, 2020

Usually, sitting gives us a break from the stress of the day. We sit periodically when we’re on our feet often and expect to find the seated position comfortable and relaxing. This isn’t possible for folks whose back pain is triggered when they sit down. If sitting causes or worsens your back pain, it could …

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