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Spinal Injuries in Sports

September 18th, 2020 Posted in News and Updates

Spinal injuries in sports are one of the most serious types of injuries for athletes. Sports medicine doctors, athletic trainers, and safety equipment designers work to continuously reduce the number of injuries to the spine. Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and can be deadly. Less than 1% of patients who experience […]

Are Backpacks Bad For Your Back?

September 11th, 2020 Posted in Safety Tips

It’s back to school time. Although this year may look significantly different than other years, some things won’t change. One of those things is that, if a child attends school in person, they’ll probably bring with them books, supplies, and possibly even a laptop. The backpack has been the go-to bag for most students. But, […]

Pain Medications for Neck and Back Pain

September 4th, 2020 Posted in Treatments

Has your doctor recommended pain medications for your neck or back pain?  What are pain killers? How do these medications work? And what are the risks associated with them? Pain Medications for Spine Problems When treating spine conditions, doctors may use pain killers to help with the pain. But what exactly are pain killers? There […]

Foods for a Healthy Spine

August 28th, 2020 Posted in Safety Tips

Different foods can be good for spine health. Let’s talk about a few foods for a healthy spine. Foods with Anti Inflammatory Benefits Reducing inflammation helps minimize pain throughout the body, including in the spine. Too much inflammation can put pressure on sensitive nerves around the spinal column or stiffen the many joints in your […]

What does it mean to “break your back”? Here are three main types of spinal fractures and their typical causes. Understanding Fractures of the Spine – An Anatomy Review Before we talk about the different types of spinal fractures we should do a quick review of the anatomy of a spine. The spine is composed […]

Arthritis in the Spine

August 7th, 2020 Posted in Spine Condition

Today we’re talking about arthritis in the spine. What is it, what causes it and understanding ways to treat it. What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a term that refers to joint pain. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and conditions that relate to arthritis. Some of these include: osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis, and […]

Does it seem like some people are more prone to chronic back pain than others? Recent research suggests there could be a reason for this. A recent study identified three genes possibly linked to chronic back pain. Researchers studied the DNA of over 150,000 adults of European ethnicity. Some reported chronic back pain, others did […]

Being a professional athlete doesn’t stop you from falling victim to problems of the spine. In previous articles we’ve talked about famous athletes who’ve recovered from spine surgery and shared an inspiring story of a professional athlete that dealt with an accident involving his spine. Well, professional athletes also have to deal with everyday aches […]

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