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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.

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; [...]

The Link Between Osteoporosis and Spinal Fractures

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones. As we get older, this condition reduces bone strength. Often it goes unnoticed for years. There are no symptoms until a bone breaks. And the link between osteoporosis and spinal fractures are not rare, especially in the elderly.

Low Back Pain From Spinal Problems

Strained muscles are the most common cause of back pain. However, low back pain from spinal problems is also very common. Spinal issues that can cause low back pain, such as: Ruptured/bulging discs: Rubbery discs sit between the bones in your spines. These act as cushions. Sometimes these can disc rupture or disc bulge. Common [...]

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 [...]