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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 [...]

Common Minimally Invasive Lumbar Herniated Disc Procedures

What are Common Minimally Invasive Lumbar Disc Herniation Procedures? A disc compression and fracture located between the two vertebrae is the leading cause of a herniated disc. In fact, the inner gel from the disk escapes into the spinal canal when this occurs. Therefore, impacting the nerve. One of the most usual sites for the herniated disc is [...]

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 feet 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 how weight loads [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Sciatica

Sciatic nerve pain (sciatica) is described as a type of lower back pain. This pain travels down to the thighs. Additionally, it 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 [...]

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 sudden sharp pain. And back pain can slowly grow worse or onset rapidly. In fact, spine problems can occur in many different areas of the spine, including the neck, upper back, and lower back. However, back pain commonly occurs in those who are inactive, overweight, [...]

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 may begin to develop. These bony growths are also known as osteophytes [...]

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 [...]