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Can Your Child Still Participate in Sports if They Have Scoliosis? Apr 20th, 2021

Your spine is a vital part of your body’s physical movement. Without it, you would not be able to stand, bend, or twist your upper body. Scoliosis creates a sideways curve (in a C or S shape) in your spine, causing problems for basic physical activity in severe cases. Sadly,...

5 Tips for Returning to Sports After Back Surgery Mar 21st, 2021

Everybody needs exercise — it helps you maintain a healthy weight, keeps your muscles and bones in shape, and, with a proper diet, can prevent diseases. Sports are a great way to stay physically active. Unfortunately, most sports also carry the risk of injury. In college sports, for example, 90%...

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Drug-Free Relief for Chronic Back Pain Feb 8th, 2021

In the US, back pain is very common. With around 80% of people experiencing some form of back pain over their lifetime, and 15-20% of people dealing with it every year, it’s also a leading cause of disability.  Chronic back pain is the kind that lasts three to six months...

Why Herniated Disc Pain Can Come and Go Jan 20th, 2021

As you get older, you become more likely to deal with problems in the joints and spine. The combination of physically demanding occupations with getting older, for example, increases the risk of a herniated disk. The highest percentage of people with this condition are men between the ages of 30-50,...

Everything You Need to Know About Epidural Injections for Chronic Back Pain Dec 29th, 2020

Epidural steroid injections have been used to alleviate chronic back pain for decades. They work by helping to reduce the inflammation that can provoke nerve irritation and pain in the back, neck, arms, and legs. Despite their success record, it’s important - as with any medical procedure - to educate...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...