Category: Orthopedics

Tips to Lessen Back Pain

Tips to Lessen Back Pain

| December 9, 2014

Ergonomics is the design of our environment with the goal of making it more efficient and comfortable. Given that we spend two-thirds of our time at the workplace and in bed, it makes sense to discuss how we can improve these environments to lessen back pain. Media outlets run stories on how back pain can […]

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Texting Can Put More Than 50LBS Of Pressure On Your Spine!

Texting Can Put More Than 50LBS Of Pressure On Your Spine!

| November 25, 2014

Stand up straight! Peering down to check your texts could lead to wear and tear in your back. The average person is hunched over texting for two to four hours a day. Stand up for good health by paying attention to your texting habits. Bending your head at a 60-degree angle to send and receive […]

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Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

| October 14, 2014

When back pain is caused by a spinal disc problem, the source of the pain is either from a nerve being irritated by a protruding disc, or it is from the disc space itself. Differentiating between the two can cause confusion among patients, as doctors may use different terms to identify the source of pain. […]

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Is My Lower Back Pain From Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

Is My Lower Back Pain From Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

| September 23, 2014

The causes of lower back pain are often difficult to diagnose. One relatively common cause of lower back pain that seems to be overlooked is sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The sacroiliac joint (also called the SI joint) connects the sacrum – the triangular shaped bone at the bottom of the spine – with the pelvis on […]

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