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3 Tips To Help Prevent Myelopathy

Although Myelopathy often develops as a result of the natural aging process, the following 3 tips can take give you the best chance of slowing it down and preventing the spinal degeneration and narrowing that often leads to myelopathy.

2 DIY Exercises To Improve Your Posture

Poor posture could lead to the development of spine conditions such as herniated discs and spinal arthritis. Here are two lesser-known exercises that are specifically designed to promote good posture and strengthen your back and core muscles.

The Importance of Neutral Posture for Spine Health

Neutral posture means the spine is in its most natural position with minimal bending or twisting. This position limits stress on the parts of the spine and ensures neck and back muscles aren’t being contracted or stretched.

How Injections Can Diagnose And Treat Spinal Problems

While imaging scans can sometimes reveal which nerve or joint is affected, this is not always the case. When used to diagnose neck or back pain, injections can help determine if a specific nerve or joint is the source of a patient’s discomfort.

What Causes Arthritis of the Spine?

The most common type of spinal arthritis — osteoarthritis — is caused by normal degeneration that comes with age. In cases of osteoarthritis, the smooth coating of cartilage that protects joints wears away over time, leading to pain, stiffness and inflammation within the joint.