Category: Orthopedics

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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US School Children At Risk from Heavy Backpacks

US School Children At Risk from Heavy Backpacks

| August 12, 2014

Parents take note — when back to school shopping this year, there is one essential item that requires very special attention: your child’s backpack. Backpack weight is becoming an increasing problem, and studies show that heavy backpacks can lead to both back pain and poor posture, noted the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). In fact, in […]

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How to Treat and Prevent Lower Back Pain Caused By Running Injuries

How to Treat and Prevent Lower Back Pain Caused By Running Injuries

| July 29, 2014

Back issues can result from all manner of activity and inactivity. While some runners experience lower back pain, it may more often be a result of sitting hunched in front of a computer screen all day than from that 5 miles you ran before work. In fact, research published in the journal Spine, which surveyed […]

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