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When Sitting Causes Back Pain

We usually wish to sit down after we have had a long day or to give our tired body some rest. The act of sitting is something that, for many people, isn’t as pleasant as it ought to be. Sometimes, sitting can either cause or worsen back pain. This is not a normal occurrence. It  …Read More





Todd Albert, MD

The Anatomy of Back Pain

We might think of our back and spine as important to our active physical function. However, everything that we do, from walking to sitting and even lying down, relies on a functional spine. This may be one of the reasons why up to 80% of people develop back pain at some point; the spine is  …Read More



Recovering from Neck Surgery

Spinal surgery of any kind can be somewhat intimidating. There seem to be many things to think about as surgery day approaches. One of the first questions that patients often have is how long it may take them to recover from their procedure. We can do our best to answer this question on a case  …Read More



How Menopause is Associated with Back Pain

Menopause is associated with almost too many unpleasant symptoms to mention. Women expect to experience hot flashes that they affectionately refer to as their “personal summer.” They may know that they may have a difficult time sleeping and, of course, that their menstrual cycle will not remain as consistent as it has in previous decades.  …Read More


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