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Posts Tagged ‘neck pain’

People often associate spine doctors with back pain but many patients come to us with neck pain. With people spending more time with their neck bent down (looking at a cell phone or down at a laptop screen) more people are finding neck pain to be a problem. If you’re experiencing neck pain and don’t […]

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 […]

Cervical Spondylosis

April 4th, 2022 by Lauren

What is cervical spondylosis? The term cervical spondylosis is sometimes used interchangeably with arthritis of the neck. But what does that really mean? Neck Anatomy Inside the neck is the uppermost portion of the spine. The portion is called the “cervical” section of the spine. Therefore, when we hear a term like “cervical spondylosis” we […]

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 […]

Watch the video below to hear Dr. Herzog explain cervical myelopathy. Prefer to read? Check out the video transcript below. Or, read more about cervical myelopathy. What Is Cervical Myelopathy? Cervical myelopathy is a condition where the spinal cord, traveling through the neck is compressed and can present with symptoms such as imbalance, hand clumsiness, […]

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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