8 Myths About Your Back — Busted

Misinformation abounds about back problems. How many times have you heard that exercise can hurt your back? Or that if you consult a spine surgeon about pain, you’re sure to wind up in surgery? Get the facts.

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Is Surgery Your Best Option for Back Pain?

Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spine, will affect an estimated 2.4 million Americans by 2021. It’s a common cause of back pain in people over 50 and is often treated with surgery.  However, a new study shows that physical therapy may be just as effective at relieving symptoms and returning mobile function. Treatments for … Read More

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How to Take Care of Your Aching Back as You Age

You may not be aware of it, but your spine starts to age in your 20s and 30s, and that continues throughout the rest of your life. “We all experience degenerative changes, but the good news is that these changes don’t always cause serious problems,” says spine specialist Kush Goyal, MD. There is no actual … Read More