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

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 […]


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

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 […]


Simple Ways to Manage Chronic Back Pain without Surgery

Back pain is one of the most prevalent problems among American adults. It accounts for accumulative months of missed days of work each year and numerous prescriptions for pain medication. These statistics suggest that we must find ways to address back pain more quickly and consistently for more patients. Here, we discuss some of the […]


Back Pain May Be Costing You a Good Night’s Sleep

According to research published by the Cleveland Clinic, chronic joint pain contributes to 50 to 90 percent of restless sleep for adults in America. Now, there are many joints in the body, so this percentage includes everything from the hips and knees to the back and neck. Additional studies indicate that lower back pain is […]


Disc Degeneration and It’s Signs

The spine may seem like a relatively simple part of the body, but there is a lot of mechanics involved in the structure and movement of this area. The spine has several bones called vertebrae. In between each set of bones are spongy discs that keep the bones from coming together. Discs also create the […]


Back Pain in Menopause: Who Knew!

As a woman approaches menopause, the becomes acutely aware of her changing body. She may affectionately refer to her hot flashes as her “personal summer,” and may begin to relish a warm cup of milk to stave off insomnia. While there are several well-known effects of menopause, most of which occur years before menstruation actually […]


Can a Pinched Nerve Be Treated at Home?

You may have heard the term “pinched nerve” sometime in your life. This is often the way people express that they have back or neck pain. Technically, a pinched nerve is a nerve root that has become compressed as it exits the spinal column. Sometimes it is a misalignment of two or more vertebrae that […]


Signs of a Pinched Nerve That Need to be Addressed

Nerves can be found in every part of the body. The expansive nervous system travels from the brain, through the back and to the rest of the body. Within the spinal column is a long trunk, the spinal cord. From the spinal cord, numerous nerve roots travel through spaces in between the bony vertebrae and […]


Stem Cell Therapy Helped These Athletes; It Can Help You, Too!

Professional athletes are perhaps some of the people who are most susceptible to injury. Putting their all into their physical ability year after year, athletes can encounter direct injury or the degradation of various joints, including the facet joints in the back. Because those who have devoted their lives to a sport can find it […]


Just a Tiny Thing? How a Herniated Disc can Cause Big Problems

The components of the spine – vertebrae, discs, nerves – are quite small when we look at them individually. If a problem occurs in any one of these small, moving parts, big problems may follow. Chronic neck or back pain affects millions of people and causes thousands of days of missed work each year. One […]


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