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Posts Tagged ‘disc herniation’

What is a Slipped Disc?

March 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Your doctor diagnosed you with a slipped disc. What does that mean? Will you need surgery? Learn more about this condition with this quick breakdown. Disc Anatomy Your spine is made up of a column of bones, from your the base of your skull to your tailbone. In between each bone in this “column” is […]

Whiplash – Symptoms and Treatments

February 12th, 2021 by Lauren

We’ve all heard the term, whiplash. It’s usually associated with a car accident. But what is a whiplash injury? What are the symptoms and how long do they last? Neck Anatomy The spine travels from the base of the skull down through the neck and back, all the way to the tailbone. This complicated structure […]

Are Spine Conditions Hereditary?

January 16th, 2019 by Lauren

Is it just a coincidence that you and your mother both suffer from chronic back pain? Or does it just run the family? Let’s take a closer look to answer the question, are spine conditions hereditary? Are Spine Conditions Hereditary? The causes of different spine conditions vary so let’s take a look at some more […]

Are My Hip Pain and Back Pain Related?

November 28th, 2018 by Lauren

People who suffer from both hip pain and back pain can experience lower back pain, groin pain, thigh pain, pain in the buttocks, and sometimes knee pain. The term “hip-spine syndrome” was coined to describe individuals who suffer from pain in these areas. However, because the pain can vary in location, diagnosing the source of […]

An Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a common procedure used to treat back pain. This spinal injection is most often used to treat pain related to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Note: You may also be interested in our article on facet joint injections. What is an Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI)? An epidural steroid […]

Sciatic Nerve and Sciatica Explained

August 5th, 2018 by Lauren

The sciatic nerve is the thickest and longest nerve in the human body. It may also be the most commonly known nerve as it can be a great source of pain for many people. Sciatic Nerve Anatomy You may remember from our series on Spinal Anatomy that one of the primary functions of the spine […]

Is My Groin Pain Coming from My Back?

June 23rd, 2017 by Lauren

If you have groin pain you may not have associated it with a problem in your back. But, there are several ways spine problems can result in groin pain. What Back Problems Can Result in Groin Pain? Herniated Disc The spinal column helps support the body but also protects a lot of nerves that travel […]

Anti Inflammatory Drugs for Back Pain

April 4th, 2017 by Lauren

In this article we’ll discuss the use of anti inflammatory drugs for back pain. More specifically, we’ll review a common form of these drugs, NSAIDs, and how they’re used to treat back pain. What are NSAIDs? Non-steriodal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are designed to block specific enzymes in the body that, among other things, promote inflammation1. […]

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