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Posts Tagged ‘leg pain’

Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for piriformis syndrome. Spinal Anatomy Piriformis Muscles The piriformis is a muscle on the outside of the hip that aids in the hip’s ability to rotate. Sciatic Nerve The sciatic nerves are the main nerves that carry information from the spinal cord down each of the legs. It […]

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 […]

What Causes Lower Back and Leg Pain?

May 29th, 2018 by Lauren

Did you know that issues in your spine can cause you pain in different areas of your body? It’s not uncommon for problems in the spine to cause pain that radiates down the leg. In fact, one study reported that 60% of individuals that brought up back pain to their primary care physician described having […]

The McKenzie Method (MDT) is a method for assessing, classifying and treating patients with pain in their back, neck, arms and legs. It is a non-surgical treatment that involves physical therapy and exercises. What is the McKenzie Method? The McKenzie Method (also know as MDT for Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) is a system for assessing, […]

Back Pain: When Should I See a Doctor?

April 14th, 2017 by Lauren

Many sufferers of back pain have found themselves asking the question, when should I see a doctor? There are a lot of causes of back pain. Some may require immediate medical care while others are more subjective. Below are some guidelines to when you should see a doctor for your back pain. When is Back Pain Serious? As […]

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. […]

85% of our patients do not require surgery

February 7th, 2017 by Andrea

Did you know that 85% of our patients do not require surgery? Many patients that come in for a evaluations with one of our spine specialists believing that surgery is the only answer to correct the spinal or cervical issue that they have. Most of our patients respond very well to non-surgical options. We offer […]

LIFE IS POSSIBLE AFTER SURGERY

November 14th, 2016 by Andrea

The idea of having surgery can be frightening for anyone, no matter what age. Some individuals assume that they will be unable to participate in many activities post surgery. However, dozens of famous athletes have proven this statement wrong and have thrived following the conclusion of their back/neck related surgeries. For instance, in more recent […]

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