Is it time to see someone for that back pain you’ve had for a few weeks? Get the truth from a spine physician about the chances you’ll need medical care.
If it’s right for you, radiofrequency ablation can ease your chronic back pain for months — or even years. Find out how it helps break the cycle of pain.
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.
Back pain is a complex problem, but can strengthening core muscles with targeted exercise provide some relief? A physical therapist answers your questions.
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If you have often have chronic back pain but don’t like taking pain relievers all the time, you have alternatives worth considering, a new study shows.
Your spine is amazing. It holds you securely upright, while providing you with incredible flexibility that allows you to bend and twist. However, the spine is a common source of pain for many people.
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
Whenever you step out onto the playing field or into the gym, you run the risk of suffering some sort of injury. Back injuries are among the most common, whether you’re a committed and competitive athlete or a weekend warrior. According to spine health expert Kush Goyal, MD, about 90 percent of these acute back … Read More
Sitting at your desk all day could be harmful to your health. If you have an office job where you sit hunched over a desk, clicking away at a computer more than you stand, you need to take steps – literally – to reduce your sedentary time. Our bodies are built to move, so sitting … Read More
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