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When to Visit The Doctor for Your Back Pain

We see a number of patients who have been suffering from chronic back pain for years. Some of them went to a doctor and were told to try conservative treatments at home, and when they didn’t work, they just assumed the doctors wouldn’t be able to help them anymore. Other are worried about treating the… read more

Foraminal Stenosis 101

While there are no definite numbers, it’s estimated that as many as 500,000 Americans are suffering from foraminal stenosis. That means that approximately one in every 650 people in the United States are suffering from this condition, which can be incredibly painful. If you’ve been diagnosed with foraminal stenosis, you might be looking for answers… read more

The Benefits of Least Invasive Surgical Procedures

Surgical procedures for back pain have come a long way in the last two decades. In the not-so-distant past, spine surgeons would need to make lengthy incisions into the muscles of your back in order to reach the problem areas of your spine and correct them. They would depend on their naked eye so find… read more

Using Exercise to Treat Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is characterized by pain that lasts for at least three months. Chronic back pain is more than just annoying; it can be debilitating and compromise your quality of life. You may be unable to participate in your favorite hobbies, join in events with your friends and family, and may even be unable… read more

Degenerative Disc Disease 101

About 65 million American adults suffer from some kind of lower back pain in any given year. For many of these patients, the diagnosis will be degenerative disc disease. This is a very common cause of back pain and one of the most commonly treated conditions in our spine clinic. If you are suffering from… read more

Why Sometimes Back Surgery Fails…And What You Can Do Next

Having back surgery is a big deal for a patient. By the time most patients reach the point where they require surgery, they’ve been suffering with the pain for a long time. This is usually the last resort. Surgery offers a sense of hope; that finally, after everything they’ve been through, they’ll be on the… read more

Everything You Need to Know About Sciatica

That nagging lower back pain has returned with a vengeance. This time, though, it’s a debilitating pain that goes all the way down the leg from your buttock. The unfortunate reality is that you could be saddled with sciatica, a condition that causes painful throbbing in the lower back and legs. What’s unique about sciatica,… read more

How Pinched Nerves Affect Your Health

If you’ve ever dealt with a pinched nerve, you know how painful it can be. A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by bones, muscles, tendons, or cartilage. This pressure can cause debilitating pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness. Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of pinched nerves.… read more

Here’s How to Deal with Lower Back Pain

It’s no secret that lower back pain can be an absolute nightmare. Whatever the cause, this condition can be hard to shake. Keep in mind that about one in four Americans say they experience some degree of lower back pain on a regular basis, so by no means are you alone. But how you choose… read more