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The introduction of new obesity drugs could potentially have a significant impact on back problems, given the relationship between obesity and back pain. Obesity is a known risk factor for various musculoskeletal disorders, including chronic back pain. Excess body weight can increase strain on the spine, lead to degenerative changes in the discs and joints, […]

What is Text Neck? Yes, there really is a condition termed Text Neck. It refers to a condition stemming from the strain on the neck caused by frequently looking down at a mobile device or other electronic device over extended periods. This posture can lead to a variety of symptoms, including neck pain, stiffness, soreness, […]

Yes, walking is a simple, low-impact exercise that offers numerous benefits for spine health: Increases Blood Flow: Walking enhances circulation, which helps to nourish the spine’s structures, including the intervertebral discs and muscles, by increasing the flow of nutrients and oxygen. Improves Flexibility and Posture: Regular walking can help improve flexibility and posture by strengthening […]

The human spine is an incredible feat of engineering. It holds us upright, allows us to move freely, and protects our delicate internal organs. So, the idea of the spine eventually breaking down can be unnerving. The good news is that not everyone’s spine is destined for breakdown. The Resilient Spine: A Masterpiece of Design […]

The recovery process for back surgery can vary greatly from person to person, depending on factors like the type of surgery, the patient’s overall health, and the presence of any underlying conditions. But, in general, recovering from spine surgery effectively and safely involves several key steps. Here are 10 tips to help you recover from […]

We see patients with all the various spine injuries that result from the different kinds of activities people engage in today. This gives us a pretty good perspective on what activities put you at particular risk. Being aware of the importance of spine health and safety, we’d like to share with you which activities we […]

The spine has undergone significant changes through the course of human evolution, reflecting adaptations to various lifestyles and environments. Much of this is primarily driven by the transition from quadrupedalism (walking on four limbs) to bipedalism (walking on two legs). This adaptation, of course, has had profound implications for human development, including aspects of childbirth, […]

What is a Myelogram Test?

January 3rd, 2024 Posted in Tests

A Myelogram test is a test in which radiographic dye is inserted via a needle into the patient’s spinal canal, and then x-rays or CAT scans are obtained. Myelograms are typically recommended for the following symptoms or conditions: When the source of chronic back or neck pain is not clear from other diagnostic tests such […]

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