In people who have diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), ligaments that attach to the spine calcify. If may not cause any symptoms, so many people don’t know they have it.
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.
Lying down and positioning pillows to support the spine can lead to a much better night’s sleep. A physical therapist explains.
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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
Roller coasters and other rides can lead to back and neck pain, especially for people with a history of disc problems, arthritis or muscle spasms. Planning ahead and caring for yourself afterward can minimize discomfort.
Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.
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.
Trampolines are popular among kids and adults – but they’re dangerous. From 2002 to 2011, trampoline injuries contributed to more than 1 million emergency department visits in the United States. With an influx of indoor trampoline parks springing up nationwide, trampoline-related injuries may continue to soar. Trampolines not advised Whether kids are supervised at an indoor … 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