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You may have heard that exercise is good for back pain. But how can you stay active with back pain bothering you? Why Staying Active is Important The federal government releases recommendations with respect to physical activity. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans lists numerous health benefits to staying active. They include mental benefits such […]

When people think of scoliosis they mostly think of children. But can you develop scoliosis as an adult? What is Scoliosis? Humans’ spines have natural curves in then. These curves are from the front of the body toward the back, and vice versa. There are no curves from side to side. So, when you look […]

Have you heard of using a tennis ball to help relieve your back pain? Tennis ball or foam roller therapy is a form of self-myofascial release. What is Myofascial Release? Fascia is a connective tissue that runs throughout our body. Think of it like a 3-dimensional spiderweb holding all of our organs, blood vessels, and internal […]

Can My Anxiety Cause Neck Pain?

March 19th, 2021 Posted in Neck Pain

Sometimes it feels like we’re dealing with more stress and worry every day. Could all this anxiety cause neck pain?  Anxiety and Pain There are many studies showing the connection between neck pain and psychological symptoms such as stress, anxiety, and depression. In previous articles we’ve talked about the relationship between depression and chronic pain. […]

When you think about back breaking sports injuries some very physical sports come to mind.  But bicycling? Biking can also be a back breaker. Add the speed and power of an electric bike and an accident can be severe. Just ask Simon Cowell. Read about Spinal Injuries in Sports Recovering from a Broken Back In […]

What is a Slipped Disc?

March 8th, 2021 Posted in Spine Condition

Your doctor diagnosed you with a slipped disc. What does that mean? Will you need surgery? Learn more about this condition with this quick breakdown. Disc Anatomy Your spine is made up of a column of bones, from your the base of your skull to your tailbone. In between each bone in this “column” is […]

Back Pain After Pregnancy

February 26th, 2021 Posted in Back Pain

Back pain after pregnancy can be a pain, quite literally. How long will it last? And is there a good way to get rid of it? Let’s take a closer look at postpartum back pain. Why Does My Back Hurt After Pregnancy? There are several reasons your back may hurt after your pregnancy. Many might […]

Facet Joint Pain

February 22nd, 2021 Posted in Back Pain

What Is Facet Joint Pain? Facet Joint Pain is a term that describes the part of the spine that is causing the pain. Each bone of the spine (vertebra) is a complex structure that includes a cylindrical-type ‘body’ and facets, which stick out like fingers from the ‘body’. The facets from neighboring vertabrae work together […]

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