If you have groin pain you may not have associated it with a problem in your back. But, there are several ways spine problems can result in groin pain. What Back Problems Can Result in Groin Pain? Herniated Disc The spinal column helps support the body but also protects a lot of nerves that travel […]

Is Running Good for Your Back?

June 15th, 2017 Posted in Exercise

While most people with back pain realize that exercise can help, they may question is running good for your back? A common theory is that the strain on your spine during running can cause back pain. However, a recent article by the New York Times reviews a study that found running may be good for […]

A pinched nerve in your lower back or neck can be debilitating.  Treatment can vary but in this article we’ll discuss some common pinched nerve remedies. What is a Pinched Nerve? A pinched nerve occurs when something (bone, ligament, muscle, etc) puts pressure on a nerve. This can limit the nerve’s ability to function and […]

Understanding Golf Back Pain

May 28th, 2017 Posted in Back Pain, Exercise

Are you suffering from golf back pain? You’re not alone. According to a study by McHardy, Pollard and Luo: “The low back is the most common injury sustained whilst playing golf, and the dynamic action of the golf swing is a major contributing factor to injury.”1 Causes for Golf Back Pain There are several reasons […]

The McKenzie Method (MDT) is a method for assessing, classifying and treating patients with pain in their back, neck, arms and legs. It is a non-surgical treatment that involves physical therapy and exercises. What is the McKenzie Method? The McKenzie Method (also know as MDT for Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) is a system for assessing, […]

In our previous article we presented staggering statistics about the percentage of the population that suffers from back pain. A study1 about back pain in older adults reported that approximately 25-33% of older adults suffer from chronic lower back pain. In this article we’ll review some causes for this to better understand back pain in […]

The weather’s getting nicer here in upstate New York and people are starting to go outside to work on their lawns and gardens. But, along with a tidy lawn, many people also get lower back pain after gardening. If you’re headed out to clean up the yard or spruce up the flowerbeds here are some tips […]

If you talk about your back pain in a room full of people you’re bound to hear a lot of stories about other people’s back pain. Is back pain really as common as it seems? Let’s take a look. What Percent of the Population Suffers from Back Pain? According to this 2007 article about the sources […]

Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery