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The relationship between highly cushioned running shoes and back health is complex and depends on various factors, including an individual’s running style, foot strike pattern, body weight, and the presence of any pre-existing conditions. Here’s What the Experts Suggest: Shock Absorption: Highly cushioned running shoes, often referred to as “maximalist” shoes, are designed to absorb […]

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What is Lumbago?

March 20th, 2024 by itmc

The word “lumbago” was once a medical term for lower back pain. However, it’s now considered outdated in contemporary medical practice and has been replaced by more specific diagnoses that better describe the underlying causes of lower back pain. Modern Medical Terminology Medical professionals today tend to use terms that provide more precise information about […]

Can Adults Develop Scoliosis?

March 15th, 2024 by itmc

Yes. Adult scoliosis can occur for a variety of reasons, including the progression of a curve that was present but unnoticed during childhood or adolescence. It can also develop due to degenerative changes in the spine as we age. This occurrence later in life is often referred to as degenerative scoliosis or adult-onset scoliosis. What […]

Spinal Cord Injuries are devastating events that can dramatically change a person’s life. So, understanding the most common causes is your first line of defense. The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include: Vehicle accidents, including car and motorcycle crashes, as well as collisions involving bicycles or pedestrians. The high-impact forces involved in these […]

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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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Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes people to experience pain all over the body, often producing chronic fatigue and difficulty sleeping. What makes this condition particularly challenging is that its symptoms are not uniform and can sometimes suddenly improve or worsen. The most common symptoms of this condition include: increased sensitivity to pain muscle stiffness […]

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Chances are, If you’ve slipped a disc, you’ll know it immediately because it’s often (though not always) quite painful. A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the gel-like center of a spinal disc bulges out through a tear in the outer ring of the disc. This can put pressure […]

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Disc Herniations in the Neck with Dr. Herzog Video Transcript Below   Patients who have disc herniations in the neck can present with acute severe neck pain. They may also present with more chronic pain. Disc herniations occur where the disc ages, and small fragments on the disc can protrude outward, and, if they’re compressing […]

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