Back pain is common and can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Find out how AI may play an increasing role in helping doctors find out the most appropriate treatments.
Inflammation of the spinal tissue can cause debilitating pain with few treatment options ― until now. A specialist explains two new treatments.
Running is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness and aid in weight loss, but many worry that pounding the pavement will take a toll on their back. However, a recent study may put those fears to rest.
Your spine is a complex array of structures. A key component of your spine are are the cylindrical discs that are tucked between each vertebra.
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Maybe you love to sleep on your stomach. Or you enjoy falling asleep on your back watching late-night TV. Find out why these habits can lead to pain, and get tips for a comfortable, neck- and spine-friendly sleep.
Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.
Curious about what chiropractors do? The alternative treatments they offer can complement your doctor’s care.
Do you think your child could have a curve in his or her spine? Scoliosis, the medical term for an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, is most common in children between the ages of 10 and 16. But it can also occur in younger children or adults. “When scoliosis curves, it rotates the ribs, so if … Read More