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Common Minimally Invasive Lumbar Herniated Disc Procedures

What are common minimally invasive lumbar disc herniation procedures? Compression and fracture of the disc located between the two vertebrae is the major cause of herniated disc. This causes the internal gel from the disc to escape into the spinal canal and the impact on the nerve. One of the most common sites for the [...]

When The Cause of Your Foot Pain is a Problem in Your Spine

Most people wouldn’t even think that there’s any relation between foot and spinal health. The truth is that certain physical conditions affecting your feet can have severe consequences in your spine, and vice versa. You can understand more clearly this complicated relationship if you know the trajectory of the sciatic nerve, and understand a little [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Sciatica

Sciatica is described as a type of lower back pain that also travels down to the thighs and affects thousands of people every year. A common complaint in private practice with annoying symptoms that interfere with people’s lives and daily activities. Lower back pain often accompanies sciatica pain, but not every time. Sciatica pain is [...]

5 Common Childhood Orthopedic Concerns

As parents, it's common to be aware of every area of a child's development and to wonder whether these issues are typical, or maybe matters for concern. In fact, there are a number of conditions that parents often notice including toe walking, flatfeet, pigeon toes, knock-knees, and bow-legs. Of course, as children grow, many issues [...]

Identifying Potential Spine Problems by Area

Anyone can experience back pain from a dull ache to a sudden sharp pain, and back pain can slowly grow worse or onset rapidly. It is more common with aging, poor physical fitness, and with those who are overweight. Additionally, stress, disease, certain occupations, smoking, and genetics can all increase the risk of strain or [...]

When Osteoarthritis and Bone Spurs Cause Back and Neck Pain

Spinal osteoarthritis is a very common condition of aging, and is especially prevalent in those over 60 years of age. As joint cartilage begins to break down, the spinal vertebrae may begin to rub against each other. As a result, abnormal bony growths, which are known as osteophytes or more commonly as bone spurs, may [...]

Osteoporosis Risks and Screening for Men

The word osteoporosis means porous bone. This bone disease is characterized by losing too much bone or making too little. Therefore, bones become brittle and weak, and can easily break. Almost 1.5 million men over the age of 65 have osteoporosis in the United States and over twice that many are at risk for developing [...]

Birth Weight Plays a Role in Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a major cause of illness and death in the elderly due to age-related fractures. Reducing the frequency and severity of these fractures by slowing age-related bone loss has been a major focus. In the quest to understand what may be contributing factors to the risk of osteoporosis, several new studies have found interesting [...]

Diabetes and Spinal Cord Health

Nearly 10% of the population has diabetes and among seniors over 65 years of age, it rises to over 25%. If you are one of the many who have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be interested to discover why it’s important to keep your spine and nervous system in the best possible health and [...]

Suffering from Pain? Make it Stop

Do you or someone you know suffer from extreme pain on a daily basis? Do over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen fall short in providing relief? Have you turned to opioid-based painkillers just to get by? If so, there may be a safer, and relatively non-invasive option to help relieve some of your [...]