Sciatica: Know The Facts

Millions of people in the United States suffer from sciatica. Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, and numbness or weakness originating in the lower back to the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

What surprises most of our patients is that sciatica is not a medical diagnosis,

Practice Proper Sitting Posture

Maintaining proper posture can work wonders both preventing and alleviating back pain. We’ve already covered how to achieve great posture while standing and believe it’s time to cover sitting posture.

The majority of us spend most of our days in the seated position. Whether it’s spent at a desk, at the table,

All About Spinal Stenosis

Have you ever heard of spinal stenosis? If not, it’s about time you learned the basics of this common spine condition that affects an estimated 8-11% of the population. Since most cases are degenerative, individuals over 50 years old have the highest risk of developing the condition.

In short, spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal begins to narrow.

What is Spondylosis?

Spondylosis is a very common spinal condition with more than 3 million cases diagnosed each year. Since this condition often worsens with age, more than 85% of people over the age of 60 are affected.

According to spine-health.com, “Spondylosis is not a medical diagnosis; it is a term that describes symptoms related to degenerative changes in the spine.” – 

Neck Pain From Looking Down

Did you know that neck pain is the third most common type of chronic pain? Over 25% of Americans suffer from this condition and nearly 60% of them don’t tell their physicians about the pain.

One of the most common causes of neck pain is simply looking down too often.

Smoking And Back Pain

The news that smoking is bad for you is hardly groundbreaking. Smoking has been linked to serious diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Did you know that smoking and back pain are also related? That’s right, if you’re a smoker and are experiencing back pain, smoking is probably part of the issue. Research has found that smoking may be associated with a higher risk of osteoporosis,

All About Scoliosis

June is all about being outdoors, summer fun, and scoliosis. Yes, you read that correctly. Did you know that June is Scoliosis Awareness Month?

Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes a sideways curvature of the spine. It can affect both children and adults, but occurs most frequently in children during their last growth spurt before puberty.

Preventing Winter Injuries

Winter is the season for injuries. Between the slick sidewalks and snow to be shoveled, it’s important to take precautions to help with preventing winter injuries. We urge that everyone consider the following tips. The elderly and those experiencing back pain are certainly more likely to sustain a winter injury, but it’s important information for everyone to know.

Office Spine Health 101: Creating A Healthy Workspace

In the first installment of this series, we discussed how to maintain proper office chair posture. If you missed that entry, you can find it here. In this entry, we will be delving into the important topic of creating a healthy workspace that keeps your spine happy and healthy.

Did you know that leaning forward just 30 degrees puts 3 to 4 times more strain on the back?

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