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Spinal stenosis walking
Spinal Stenosis Walking Difficulties Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of spaces inside your spinal canal and “pinches” or puts pressure on the nerves going through the canal. The two most common places for spinal stenosis to occur are the lower back and neck, which is
Torn rotator cuff pain
What is a Rotator Cuff? Your shoulder’s anatomy includes three bones from the upper arm, shoulder blade and collarbone. The upper arm bone fits into the socket of your shoulder blade creating a joint that can move and flex. The rotator cuff holds your arm
Annular Tear
What is an Annular Tear? An annular tear occurs in the ligament that surrounds the nucleus of your spinal discs with cartilage fibers called the annulus fibrosus. Spinal disc nucleus’ have a consistency of jelly and are shock absorbers for the spine as it moves.
Facet Hypertrophy Symptoms
What are Facet Joints? Facet joints are the small, angular joints on either side of the ring-shaped bone surrounding the vertebral bodies. Those joints are important in stabilizing spinal movement. The angle and height of facets and how they sit on the vertebral segment determine
Back Arthritis

April 9, 2021

Arthritis in the Back

Most people with back pain do not suspect that they may be suffering from back arthritis, even though it’s the most common cause of back pain. Arthritis in the back usually affects the spine causing facet joints inflammation. Other times, it might cause inflammation of
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Orthopedic Surgeon vs Neurosurgeon Do you have a spinal problem but are unsure if you need a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon? Don’t worry. It can be confusing as to who you should see. That’s why it’s essential to understand that both a neurosurgeon and
Text Neck
What is Text Neck? Text neck, also known as tech neck or gamer neck, is a result of looking down at your phone or computer at the wrong angle for prolonged periods of time. People are glued to their phones these days, so the prolonged
Degenerative scoliosis
What is Degenerative Scoliosis? Degenerative scoliosis is a side to side curvature of the spine that is the result of degeneration of facet joints and spinal discs. That means the spine curves over time with age, which is different from an adolescent scoliosis. There may
Whiplash Car Accident
Whiplash Injury & Neck Sprains vs Neck Strains Whiplash is a common injury that happens during a rear-end car accident collision. It occurs because of a forceful, quick back and forth movement of the neck which can cause a strain in the neck as well
What causes headaches? Headaches are caused by a wide range of things that depend on what type of headache you’re experiencing. Generally, stress can cause headaches if you’re overexerting yourself or in a highly emotional state. There are also many medical reasons for a headache
Osteoarthritis spinal stenosis
What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis and is the most common joint disorder in the United States. It affects over 30 million adults in the US with many people being 60 years of age or older. The cartilage that protects
What is a concussion? A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that has an effect on the way your brain functions. They’re typically caused by a sudden hit to the head, or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to jerk
Piriformis Stretch
What is Piriformis Syndrome? The Piriformis muscle is located in the buttock area. When a person has Piriformis Syndrome, they experience pain and spasms around this location. Depending on the severity of the condition, it can result in a great deal of pain for the
Ankylosing spondylitis back pain

March 9, 2021

Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis is a rare form of arthritis that affects the spine, though it can start affecting other joints as well. The inflammation within the spinal joints causes pain, discomfort and in very severe cases, fusion between spinal vertebra. Other parts

March 8, 2021

More About Myelograms

WHAT IS A MYELOGRAM? A Myelogram is a diagnostic imaging procedure completed by a radiologist. Such imaging can help identify problems within the spine. If experiencing symptoms related to a spinal condition, the problem could be the nerves, the spinal cord, or the surrounding tissues.