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How to Manage Pre-Surgery Jitters

Having spinal surgery is no small matter. Most people, regardless of the skill their surgeon holds and their understanding that surgery is necessary, feel nervous or scared before having a procedure. In addition to providing our patients with the very best care possible, we also want to do what we can to help quell their  …Read More

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Can I Avoid Spine Surgery?

Even when a person is in pain much of the time, they usually want to know if there is anything they can do to avoid having surgery. We can understand this perspective and, whenever possible, support the use of conservative, nonsurgical therapies to try and improve back or neck pain. Our first piece of advice  …Read More

Spinal Stenosis: What Is it and What Do We Do About It?

Spinal stenosis can be a painful condition to live with. It involves the narrowing of the spaces within the spine. Because nerve roots travel through the spinal column, any narrowing can result in compression of one or more nerves. Nerve compression is associated with symptoms like numbness, radiating pain, tingling, weakness, and adjustments to one’s  …Read More

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Back Pain Can Affect Other Parts of the Body

Back pain, simply by its name, portrays something localized to one area of the body. When we think of conditions that can spread from one location to another, we may think of infection or cancer, but spine pain? Not so much. However, an ongoing spine issue that is not properly managed can absolutely lead to  …Read More

Should I Take Muscle Relaxers for Back Pain?

When back pain strikes, what people tend to want most is to eliminate their discomfort by whatever means necessary. For some, it’s taking some time off their feet. For others, it’s reaching for the very best medicine to help them get back to their busy lives. Let’s face it, we don’t like being sidelined from  …Read More

When Spinal Pain Signals a Facet Joint Problem

Back and neck pain are common problems among adults of all ages. They are so common that the vast majority of people who experience ongoing discomfort and limited range of motion put off getting care that can help them return to optimal wellness. A common misconception is that spine pain is caused by either the  …Read More

Has My Back Pain Gone Too Far?

Back pain is such a common problem among American adults that it has almost been normalized as a natural part of getting older. The problem with this mindset is that it prevents people from getting the care they need. A great many people who live with back pain every day still say they hope it  …Read More

Back Pain Advice to Take with a Grain of Salt

Back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults of all ages. It is so common that one can easily find some well-intended advice nearly anywhere they look. In many cases, the advice that is offered can be beneficial in some way. Where people may go wrong is in mistaking any single piece  …Read More

Back Pain in Your Sixties

Over the past few months, we’ve been discussing some of the reasons back pain may occur during various life stages. This month, we look at back pain affecting people in their 60s. Before this decade of life, back pain may be relatively uncommon. The biological and lifestyle changes that may happen in one’s 60s may  …Read More

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