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.
Posture correction exercises can provide many benefits for people who experience neck or back pain. If your pain worsens at certain times of day, improves with a change of position or moves from one area of the spine to another, it may be related to poor posture.
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of arthritis that can cause vertebral swelling and lead to chronic joint inflammation, especially in the lower back and the sacroiliac joint, which is situated between the spine and the pelvis.
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.
An annular tear occurs when a disc between the spinal vertebrae rips or tears. Patients who are considering annular tear surgery have usually tried a range of nonsurgical treatment options...
Piriformis syndrome is a condition that causes the compression of the sciatic nerve due to a tightened, spastic or inflamed piriformis muscle, located near the buttock and crosses over the sciatic nerve.
Sciatic nerve pain is a type of radiculopathy where the symptoms occur as a result of nerve compression along the spine. Radiculopathic pain radiates from one part of the body to another.
Learn how to work out at the workplace with these four easy-to-do stretches that you can do in standing and sitting position that will help you boost your energy and improve your posture.
A number of sciatica home treatment strategies exist to help you achieve a stronger, healthier spine, reducing your sciatic pain symptoms. Common home treatment strategies for sciatica include...
A herniated disc is a condition that causes pain in the back and tingling in the legs. If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, you may be wondering what steps to take next. The good news is that the condition is curable. In fact, most times, it resolves on its own. But even if it doesn’t, treatment plans are available to help patients recover.