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Posts Tagged ‘back pain’

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 […]

There are several prescribed and over the counter pain killers available. But what if you prefer natural pain relief? Here are three pain killers you may want to consider for your neck or back pain. Clove (Eugenol) A topical analgesic is a substance placed on the skin to numb the area or reduce its sensitivity. […]

Physical therapy is often prescribed or recommended for individuals with back pain. How can physical therapy help and why is it so important? How Can Physical Therapy Help with Back Pain? Physical therapy is a nonsurgical treatment option used for many conditions that cause back pain. Evaluation Back pain can be caused by many different […]

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