Is It Normal to Have One-sided Back Pain?

You didn’t fall out of a tree recently but still woke up to pain in the lower left part of your back. If that one-sided back pain has you wondering, “Am I OK?” don’t despair. Most of the time, you are, indeed, OK.

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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