Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are both very common spinal disorders – to the tune of more than 3 million cases of each every year. While these disorders can affect people of all ages, children and adolescents are most susceptible due to their developing spines.

What Is Spondylolysis?

Spondylolysis occurs when there’s a crack or stress fracture in a vertebra.

Five Ways Motion Can Cause Low Back Pain

You may be thinking, “How can motion cause low back pain? Weren’t humans designed to be in motion?” Yes, humans are meant to be active. But like all well-built machines, sometimes normal use leads to wear and tear.

We’re not, by any means, telling you that in order to be free of low back pain you must remain motionless.

Four Ways Yoga Reduces Back and Neck Pain

Through speaking with patients over years, we know that exercise is the last thing someone experiencing back or neck pain wants to do. While the urge to rest is strong, we encourage those suffering from pain, especially chronic pain, to try to move a little every day.

Why do we want to get everyone up and moving?

Tips for Strength Training and Keeping Your Spine Safe

Strength training is a great form of exercise that helps you to build and maintain muscle. Regular strength training, 2-3 times per week for 20-30 minutes each time, can help to keep your entire body healthy, including your spine. Strengthening your muscles, especially those in your back and core, can help to alleviate or prevent back pain.

Safe Backpack Practices

It’s August, meaning kids will soon be heading back to school. Before you complete all of your back-to-school shopping, we urge you to consider the following safe backpack practices. More overuse spine injuries have been diagnosed in children and teens in the past few years. Many people in the spine health community believe that some of these injuries may be the result of using backpacks incorrectly.

Are You Ready for Surgery?

Do you have an upcoming spine surgery scheduled? Or has your doctor implied that you may be in need of surgery in the next several years? We’ve compiled a few tips to help our patients prepare for spine surgery. These tips will help prepare you for the best outcome – a life without back pain. 

Tips To Relieve Nighttime Back Pain

Nighttime back pain is a type of lower back pain that affects a small percentage of people. Nighttime back pain, or nocturnal back pain, occurs when lower back pain doesn’t stop even when a person is lying down. No matter what adjustments a person makes, the pain keeps getting worse. Keep reading to discover the various causes and treatment options.

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