Spinal Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Accidents (especially automotive accidents) are frightening experiences.  But there is no accident more frightening than one which injures the spinal column. An injury to this crucial part of the body can impair everything from speech to mobility. But spinal injuries are more common than people think.  Being aware of the six most common causes of…

Tips for Faster Back Surgery Recovery

Back pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States.  With surgical advances, more people are opting for solutions like minimally invasive spine surgery. But it’s also true that most cases of back pain resolve with conservative therapies.  When that’s not the case and you’re down for surgery, you’ll want to get back…

Do You Have Cervical Spinal Stenosis?

A pain in the neck?  Maybe.  Cervical spinal stenosis is sometimes asymptomatic, with no indication that there’s anything wrong. But if you’re over 50, you’re the most likely candidate to have this condition, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal causing impingement of the nerves and eventual pain. Usually caused by arthritis, cervical spinal…

Spine Rescue During Summer Cleaning

Everything in life requires maintenance: cars, a house, relationships, your teeth, and even your spine. The spine is a very complex structure. If you fail to maintain your spine, it will eventually start to develop problems (which are initially silent). It’s not until the problems have gotten so bad that you first start to experience…