Don’t assume pain in the lower back, cramping in the legs and that “pins and needles” feeling are the result of a problem with your spine. Symptoms of artery disease, arthritis and neuropathy often masquerade as spinal pain.
If you have spinal stenosis or spinal instability, spine fusion may be a good option. Our orthopaedic surgeon explains.
Structural changes developing over time may pinch your spinal nerves or spinal cord. Can anything be done to reverse spinal stenosis? Here’s the Short Answer from a pain management specialist.
As your spine ages, you may start feeling some aches and pains. Degenerative changes in discs and joints, spinal and spondylolisthesis are the three most common reasons. Learn about these conditions and the best treatments for them.
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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