Typical Spinal Stenosis Surgery Recovery

The most common cause of spinal stenosis is degeneration of the spine due to aging and repeated stress on the vertebrae. As the cushioning discs between the vertebrae begin to collapse, the space between the bones of the spine gets smaller. The development of bone spurs can further reduce the space within the spinal cord. […]

How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Help

Spinal decompression therapy, also known as nonsurgical decompression therapy, involves stretching the vertebrae of the spine using a motorized device, such as a traction table. The aim of this type of therapy is to relieve pain in the back or legs caused by pinched nerves. It is an alternative option to surgery. How Does Decompression […]

4 Popular Degenerative Disc Disease Treatments

Degenerative disc disease is chronic and irreversible. If you suffer from this condition you may experience back pain for a few weeks or over months, depending on the severity and your level of activity. In most cases, if you follow a treatment regime, the prognosis is good. Here is a rundown on four popular treatments for […]

Can a Bone Spur Develop After an Accident?

If you’ve suffered a traumatic injury, you may know all too well that the initial incident can be followed by a number of lingering complications. Bone spurs are just one of such side effects, and are not particularly uncommon with damage to the spinal discs or vertebrae. Take a moment to learn more, and discover […]

Treatment for Cervical Spinal Stenosis

Cervical spinal stenosis is a serious and chronic condition afflicting the spinal cord, a bundle of nerves that transmits signals between the brain and the rest of the body. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, take a moment to familiarize yourself with some information about the basics and the treatment process. What exactly […]

Can Walking Help Relieve My Lower Back Pain?

Back pain may have any number of different causes, from disc degeneration or damage, to muscle strain, to inflammation. Having a recurring issue can be both scary and very inconvenient. But if you’ve been experiencing chronic pain in your lower back region, the good news is that relief may be as simple as going for […]

Common Bone Spur Treatments

Bone spurs (osteophytes) are small, pointed outgrowths that occur on the surface of bones. They are usually a result of inflammation caused by tendonitis or degenerative arthritis. Sometimes bone spurs do not cause symptoms, when they do, the type of symptoms will depend on their location. You physician will detect bone spurs by performing radiologic […]

Spinal Curvatures: Know What to Look For

The main purposes of the human spine are to support the body, stabilize the torso, provide motion and protect the spinal cord. Abnormal spinal curvatures may interfere with one or more of these processes. There are two main types of spinal curvatures: kyphosis and scoliosis. Kyphosis involves a curvature of the spine that causes a […]

Knowing Which Back Brace is Right for You

Back braces are available in two main types: elastic and rigid. Elastic back braces are the most common; they support the lumbar spine and help promote proper lifting techniques. Rigid braces are mostly used to treat lower back pain and to support the spine after surgery. Rigid Back Braces Hard, or rigid, back braces are […]