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.
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.
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; [...]
Lumbar spinal fusion recovery can take months. After three months, exercise becomes part of recovery.
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 [...]
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 [...]