What happens when a herniated disc goes untreated?

A herniated disc is a common but treatable source of back pain. Increased pressure on the spine causes the gel-like center of the disc to seep out through a crack in the tougher exterior casing. This irritates and pinches the surrounding nerves.  Symptoms of a herniated disc In some cases, a herniated disc causes no …

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5 Neck Stretches to Help Alleviate Neck Pain

Have you been sitting at a desk looking at a computer screen for days on end? Or are you often looking down at your phone? Do you sit hunched over a device or laptop? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you are very likely experiencing neck pain. The neck holds an …

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How a Standing Desk can Help Alleviate Back Pain

How a Standing Desk Can Help Alleviate Back Pain Today, most jobs require a lot of desk time, leaving you sitting in front of a computer or in meetings for long periods. Poor posture or even just being in a sitting position for too long can cause low back and neck pain. Up to 90% …

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What To Know About Interventional Pain Management

What is interventional pain management? There is little in life that is more distressing than chronic pain. Untreated pain in the back, neck, and spine can significantly interfere with your quality of life, decreasing your range of motion and making it impossible to derive the benefits of exercise.  Pain management techniques have evolved over the …

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery vs. Traditional

  Lower back pain and neck pain affect most people at some point in their lives. Spine-related back pains can severely limit your ability to walk or work, often leading to debilitating pain. When you suffer from back pain, you must contact a pain specialist immediately to determine the true root cause of pain and …

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What is scoliosis and what causes it?

Scoliosis is a condition in which your spine curves sideways instead of being completely straight. It usually occurs in the growth spurt just before kids hit puberty. The root cause of scoliosis is sometimes traced to muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy, but its root cause is often unknown. Scoliosis is a common condition, affecting 3% …

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Good exercises to help sciatica

Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, is so painful and debilitating that most people can’t get off their bed or stand upright. Sciatica is perhaps one of the most painful forms of back pain, and it can be caused by several issues, including a ruptured disk, spinal injuries, or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal.) …

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How to find the best back specialist

Back pain specialists are doctors who diagnose and treat pains arising in different parts of your body, including your back, knees, hips, shoulders, etc. Back pain and spine specialists identify the true source of the pain using advanced diagnostic methods, like X-rays and MRIs, and curate the ideal back pain treatment for your specific needs. …

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How to manage back pain at home?

Back pain is a widespread problem that interferes with our work and social lives. In fact, lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disabilities in the world. It’s estimated that 80% of all adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. The back muscles and the spinal framework support most …

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Q&A: Pediatric Scoliosis Specialist Dr. Laurence E. Mermelstein

"It is very important that the kids feel involved!” A Q&A with Dr. Laurence E. Mermelstein, M.D, on the importance of a good patient-doctor relationship in pediatric scoliosis patients   As one of the leading experts in managing the care and treatment of pediatric scoliosis patients and as an active member of the premier Scoliosis …

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