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Posts Tagged ‘back pain’

What are Bone Spurs?

May 16th, 2022 by Lauren

If you’ve had imaging done on your spine you may have been told that you have bone spurs. But what are bone spurs? How did you get them? And are they causing the pain in your neck or back? What are Bone Spurs? Bone spurs, medically known as osteophytes and enthesophytes, are locations where the […]

85% of our Patients Do Not Require Surgery

February 22nd, 2022 by Andrea

Did you know that 85% of our patients do not require surgery? Many patients evaluated by one of our spine specialists believe that surgery is the only answer to correct their spinal or cervical issue. Worse yet, some people shy away from a doctor’s visit entirely for fear of a surgical recommendation. However, most of […]

6 Causes of Upper Back Pain

November 19th, 2021 by Lauren

When we talk about back pain we’re often talking about lower back pain. But what about upper back pain? While less common, it does occur. Here are some reasons people may develop upper back pain. Causes of Upper Back Pain Some potential causes of upper back pain are: Injury poor posture Herniated disc Osteoarthritis Compression […]

[Video] Spondylolisthesis with Dr. Herzog

October 22nd, 2021 by Lauren

Spondylolisthesis Overview with Dr. Herzog (Transcript Below) Spondylolisthesis is a common condition that affects the human spine. It’s actually a slippage of one vertebrae in relation to the bone below. What Are the Causes? There are a variety of causes. Some are congenital, some are acquired. Symptoms Patients can present with low back pain. They […]

Exercises to Avoid With Back Pain

August 20th, 2021 by Lauren

Exercise is a common element in back pain treatment plans. However, not all exercise is appropriate if you have a spinal condition. Here are some exercises to avoid with back pain. Situps Situps can be a great way to strengthn your core but can put pressure on the discs in the spine. This pressure can […]

What Causes Back Pain?

July 30th, 2021 by Lauren

Back pain is pretty common among adults in the United States. But why? What causes back pain? Quick Intro to Spine Anatomy Most of us are aware that we have a backbone running up and down the back of our bodies. Another name for the backbone is the spine. The spine runs from the base […]

Read the video transcript below. Synovial Cyst with Dr. Armin Afsar-Keshmiri A synovial cyst refers to a fluid filled sac in the spine that is typically eminating from the facet joints. The facet joints are these small joints in the lumbar spine. They’re very similar to joints such as the hip and knee in that […]

Swimming can be great therapy for back pain. But, there are also ways in which swimming poses risks for spine and back injuries. Diving Spinal Cord Injury Probably the most well-known spinal injury associated with swimming is a spinal cord injury (SCI) from diving in a shallow pool and hitting your head/neck. According to the […]

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