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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.

Spine & Orthopedic Center Welcomes New Spine Surgeon, Dr. David Prior

Spine & Orthopedic Center welcomes board-certified orthopedic surgeon, David Prior, M.D., FAAOS, to its medical team. Dr. Prior is fellowship trained in spine surgery and due to his extensive training and experience, he specializes in [...]

3 Knee Strengthening Home Exercises

While knee strengthening exercises do not affect the knee joint directly, they help strengthen the muscles surrounding it leading to better support for the knees. This provided support may help alleviate knee pressure and strain, which can also relieve pain.

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.

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Posture Correction Exercises

April 26th, 2022|0 Comments

Posture correction exercises can provide many benefits for people who experience neck or back pain. If your pain worsens at certain times of day, improves with a change of position or moves from one area of the spine to another, it may be related to poor posture.

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Dangers of Not Treating Spondylitis

April 12th, 2022|0 Comments

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.

  • what causes arthritis of the spine

What Causes Arthritis of the Spine?

March 14th, 2022|0 Comments

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.