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Back Pain in the Older Adult

July 15, 2021

It is not uncommon for adults to experience back pain more frequently once they reach age 60. Because this is the case, there is somewhat of a normalcy to this problem. When the older adult begins to notice more aching in the lower back or more tension in the shoulders and neck, they chalk it …

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Those Headaches May Not Be What They Seem

June 15, 2021

Headache pain is one of the most common complaints among American adults, next to low back pain. In the vast majority of cases, the affected person does what they can to manage symptoms without medical assistance. When a person talks to their doctor about their headache pain, they may be given a prescription for a …

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Is it My Back or My Hip? Both Hurt!

May 15, 2021

The hip joints are in use pretty much anytime we move. So are the joints of the spine. Both areas carry a significant physical load, and they sit in close proximity to each other. So, a back doctor is not surprised when a patient complains of pain in both the low back and the hips. …

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Will Rest Help My Back Pain?

April 15, 2021

Throwing your back out is never a fun experience. One minute, you’re tending to your garden or getting up off the sofa, the next, you’re stooped over in pain. When this happens, what most people do is take a break. It is important to avoid too much physical activity after a back injury. The question …

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How Lifestyle can Contribute to Low Back Pain

March 15, 2021

Lumbar spine pain is typically attributed to a handful of common conditions. These include repetitive straining, reaching, pulling, bending, and twisting motions. Each of these motions requires proper body mechanics to avoid unnecessary injury and wear-and-tear on the spine. However, there are factors beyond body mechanics and posture that can contribute to low back pain. …

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Why Does My Back Hurt?

February 14, 2021

One of the most important steps in reducing and preventing pain is knowing why it has occurred in the first place. At Innovative Spine Care in Tampa, we are interested in helping our patients get back to a sense of normalcy. Our central focus is to find the source of back or neck pain and …

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How Stem Cells Can Help Back Pain

January 15, 2021

The field of regenerative medicine is constantly expanding and discovering ways to work with the body’s inherent capacity to heal itself. In this area of practice, several types of stem cells are used. These cells are attached to blood vessels. When a part of the body is injured, blood vessels release stem cells to help …

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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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