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?

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.

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.

All About Neck Pain

Throughout the course of any given year, approximately 15% of US adults experience neck pain that lasts about a day. It’s no surprise that neck pain is so common. The cervical spine provides support to the human head which weighs 11 pounds on average. That’s the equivalent of a medium-sized bowling ball! 

While neck pain is common,

Healthy Habits To Get Better Sleep

Back pain not only affects your ability to fall and stay asleep, but also the quality of your sleep. When a person becomes sleep deprived, their body shuts down the release of a hormone that helps relieve pain and heal the body. Meaning, a lack of quality sleep can actually worsen your back pain.

So,

Healthy Spine Tips From Your Mother

We know you can still hear it like it was just yesterday – your mom advising (not nagging) you to do certain things while you were growing up. If you don’t eat your vegetables, no dessert! No coffee, it will stunt your growth. If you keep making that face, it will get frozen like that.

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