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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.

Sciatica Symptoms Caused by Piriformis Syndrome

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.

Sciatica Radiculopathy | Causes and Treatments

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.

7 Home DIY Pain Relief Tips for Dupuytren’s Contracture

The symptoms of Dupuytren's Contracture Disease depend on how far it has progressed. Although there is no cure, there are several DIY home options that can help reduce its effects.

Different Types of Spinal Curvature Disorders

Your spine consists of vertebrae and discs that are stacked upon each other. A healthy back has gentle curves. Therefore, absorbing stress from gravity and movement. A spine viewed from the back should be straight. However, any abnormalities cause the spinal curvature to shift, becoming misaligned. There are three main types of spinal curvature disorders; [...]

What Are My Options for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery?

Spine surgery can be a daunting thought. People often wonder if there are minimally invasive options. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is possible for the spine. But, it will not be as simple as a single band-aid. In fact, MIS is not ideal for every circumstance. And each case must be individually assessed to make the proper decision [...]

Understanding How Pain Can Spread

Pain can start in one place, but it doesn’t always stay in the same spot, though. In fact, pain can spread, expand, or shift over time. Also, pain can radiate from one body part to another! And this makes treatment a challenge. How Pain Can Spread Below we’ve compiled a list of ways pain can [...]