3 Common Causes of Chronic Neck Pain

Neck pain is typically divided into three categories: Acute neck pain lasts less than four weeks Sub-acute neck pain lasts four to twelve weeks Chronic neck pain lasts three or more months Acute and sub-acute neck pain are typically caused by muscle strains and...

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Facet Joint Arthritis: Everything You Need to Know

The spine is one of the most important structures of the body as it has the crucial jobs of providing structure and support and protecting the spinal cord. It also enables movement of the neck, back, core and lower body. The joints, in addition to intervertebral...

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Back Pain 101: What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

The sacroiliac (SI) joints are comprised of the sacrum joint and the iliac bones of the spine. The joint’s important job is to transmit the weight of the upper body to the lower body during movements like standing, walking, and running. When the joints become...

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The 3 Most Common Reasons Why a Spinal Disc Slips

The intervertebral discs are soft, rubbery pads that sit between adjacent vertebrae. They evenly distribute stress placed on the spine and help it flex. When one of the discs slips or herniates, it protrudes into the spinal canal and compresses the spinal nerve, which...

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Cervical Fusion Procedures Explained

An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), or just cervical fusion, procedure is performed when non-surgical treatment options fail to relieve the symptoms of a herniated disc, severe arthritis with accompanying bone spurs, and/or spinal stenosis. The...

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Understanding Whiplash Injuries and How They’re Treated

Whiplash injuries commonly occur following motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) and other types of high-impact collisions. When the head is forcefully jolted, the soft tissues of the neck and spine are strained, and any, all, or any combination of the following symptoms...

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3 Common Causes of Mid-Back Pain

Mid-back pain can be aggravating, annoying, and (in some cases) debilitating. Because the mid-back, medically termed the thoracic spine, plays an important role in posture and support, any type of pain in the area should be taken seriously. Patients should be aware...

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The Most Common Spine Injuries Suffered by Golfers

No sport puts more stress on the spine than golf. And, because the game is played by people of all ages, spine injuries are very common. Most golfers, at some point in their career, will sustain a back injury of some kind whether it be a strain, sprain or something...

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How Osteoporosis Affects the Spine

Did you know that a spinal fracture is often one of the first noticeable signs of osteoporosis? It’s true. And that’s why understanding how osteoporosis affects the spine—and what preventative measures you can take— is an important part of maintaining your bone...

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