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Are Spine Conditions Hereditary?

January 16th, 2019 Posted in Spine Condition

Is it just a coincidence that you and your mother both suffer from chronic back pain? Or does it just run the family? Let’s take a closer look to answer the question, are spine conditions hereditary? Are Spine Conditions Hereditary? The causes of different spine conditions vary so let’s take a look at some more […]

If your loved one is undergoing spine surgery you want to be there to help them. But it’s not always easy to know how to help someone after back surgery. Here are some post-surgery tips for caregivers. How to Sit After Back Surgery After back or neck surgery it’s recommended to keep the patient’s back […]

In this article we’ll outline five cervicogenic headache treatment options that you can try if you suffer from these severe headaches. Cervicogenic Headache vs Migraine A cervicogenic headache is a headache caused by nerve irritation in the spine of the neck (the cervical area). A cervicogenic headache is often confused with a migraine as pain […]

A spine injury is a scary thing. It can be devastating. We often hear about traumatic injuries which leave people paralyzed. But not all injuries to the spine have such devastating consequences. This is a story about a serious spine injury…and an inspiring fight to recovery. Football Injuries If you’ve ever watched football you know […]

What’s the best desk posture? If you work at a desk job you’ve thought about how much time you spend sitting at your desk. Maybe you’ve even felt some aches and pains that you associate with sitting too long in your office job. While your job may require you to be at a computer for […]

Are My Hip Pain and Back Pain Related?

November 28th, 2018 Posted in Back Pain

People who suffer from both hip pain and back pain can experience lower back pain, groin pain, thigh pain, pain in the buttocks, and sometimes knee pain. The term “hip-spine syndrome” was coined to describe individuals who suffer from pain in these areas. However, because the pain can vary in location, diagnosing the source of […]

An Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a common procedure used to treat back pain. This spinal injection is most often used to treat pain related to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Note: You may also be interested in our article on facet joint injections. What is an Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI)? An epidural steroid […]

According to studies, women with large breast sizes are more prone to back, shoulder and neck pain than those with smaller breasts. Heavy Breasts Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, the spine doctor and researcher most noted for coining the term “text neck“, performed a study on the effect of breast size on the spine. In his study […]

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