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Who Needs to Have a Bone Density Test?

September 6th, 2023 by itmc

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 […]

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Does the Way We Breathe Affect the Spine?

September 1st, 2023 by itmc

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 […]

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Is Pickleball Bad for the Spine?

August 10th, 2023 by itmc

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 […]

As spine experts, we often encounter patients struggling with back pain caused by various conditions. Two commonly misunderstood conditions are degenerative disc disease (DDD) and herniated discs. While they both affect the spinal discs, they have distinct characteristics, causes, and treatment approaches. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two and shed some […]

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When a woman is pregnant, it is not at all uncommon for her to deal with back pain, especially in the final months. It’s been estimated that more than half of women suffer from this experience to one degree or another. Why does pregnancy back pain happen? There are several different reasons why pregnancy and […]

Living with chronic back pain can be a real challenge, affecting everything from your mobility to your mood. But the good news is that there are plenty of tips and tricks you can use to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. Causes of Back Pain Understanding the root causes is essential to […]

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Gardening and Back Pain

June 21st, 2023 by itmc

It’s that time of the year when it’s great to be into gardening. But, that also makes it a time to be extra careful about avoiding back pain. For a comprehensive look at gardening and back pain, we suggest you check out an article on the National Public Radio (NPR) website: Here’s a quick overview […]

More than you might think. Remember that old children’s song, Dem Bones? The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone, the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone… That’s the basic idea behind the connection between what you wear on your feet and the back pain you […]

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