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If you have back pain along with a high fever, this could mean that you have a spinal infection and need to receive medical attention as quickly as possible. The various possibilities when back pain combines with a fever include: Spinal Epidural Abscess, an infection of the lumbar region of the spine Vertebral Osteomyelitis, an […]

What is a slipped disc? First, let’s note what a slipped disc actually is. A herniated disc happens when the soft cushion of tissue between the bones in your spine (or, not so often, the neck) pushes out. It can be quite painful if this tissue presses on nerves. However, usually, it does get slowly […]

Who Needs to Have a Bone Density Test?

September 6th, 2023 Posted in Back Health

Bone density testing is most often used to determine if someone has osteoporosis, a condition in which an individual has weak and/or brittle bones, making them more likely to suffer bone fractures. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is much more common in females than in males, and it becomes more common after menopause and with advancing […]

Actually, it does. Most of us hardly give a thought to the way we breathe, but consider that the muscles we use to help us breathe are connected to the lumbar vertebrae. Breathing the right way can actually lead to the relaxation of the muscles in the mid and lower back, and breathing exercises can […]

Do you have a spine problem but are reluctant to see a spine specialist for fear of bad news? You’re not alone. Most people are nervous about anything to do with spine surgery. While that’s understandable, the latest advancements and technologies provide a level of safety and non-surgical options never before available. With any surgery, […]

If you experience pain between your shoulder blades, there could be many different causes, including strained muscles resulting from poor posture, heavy lifting, or even working at a computer for extended periods of time. This pain could also result from injuries like rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocation, and spine fractures If you’ve tried improving your […]

Many people play pickleball because it’s not one of those overly demanding sports that seem more likely to leave us injured and sidelined. But the fact is that pickleball has the potential to cause various types of injuries, including injuries to the spine and shoulders. Types of Back and Spine Injuries from Playing Pickleball: Low […]

Yes. This most often happens when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches off from the spinal cord, creating a pain that radiates into the shoulder and/or the arm. In most cases, this pinched nerve condition, often called cervical radiculopathy, is caused by wear and tear as we age. Pain […]

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