There are a lot of great ways to care for your spine. You can exercise and participate in some type of strength training program, you can eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids, and you can head to a spine specialist at the first sign of a back issue. Another easy way to take care of your … [Read more...] about Why Stretching Is So Important For Your Spine
Your spine is one of the most commonly injured areas of your body during athletic activity, and that makes sense considering all the twisting, turning and stress that is put on the area during many sporting events. We’ve helped a lot of recreational and competitive athletes get back to the sport … [Read more...] about When Is It Safe To Return To Sports After A Back Injury?
The new year means it’s time to make some resolutions to change our lives for the better, and if you’re looking to add something to your list, consider resolving to care for your spine in 2020. We often ignore our spine until an injury develops, which can be problematic because by then, a lot of … [Read more...] about Resolve To Care For Your Spine In The New Year!
Surgery is one way doctors work to help their patients become healthier, but for some patients, surgery can cause more problems than it solves. We work hard to prevent complications and risk factors associated with surgery, but some populations are at a greater risk of issues than others. Seniors, … [Read more...] about Is Elective Spine Surgery Safe For Seniors?
There are a number of soft tissues and nerves that are housed in and around your neck, so it should come as no surprise that the neck area is a frequent source of pain and discomfort, especially as we get older and structures begin to deteriorate. When problems are detected early on, they typically … [Read more...] about 3 Benefits Of The Anterior Cervical Fusion Procedure
The winter season in Minnesota provides some unique opportunities to take part in some activities that aren’t available year-round. You’ve got activities like pond hockey, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and sledding to name a few, and while these sports can be a lot of … [Read more...] about Preventing Spine and Neck Injuries During Winter Sports
If you stub your toe on the kitchen counter, you’re going to feel it in the form of acute pain. Acute pain is what happens when direct trauma relays pain sensations to our brain, and while it is likely the most common form of pain, it’s far from the only way we perceive discomfort. Another type of … [Read more...] about Tips for Treating Referred Spine Pain
Every spine surgery is different, but that doesn’t mean doctors are trying to accomplish something different with each procedure. Although the way they go about it may be different, there are a number of common goals that are sought during each and every spine surgery. In today’s blog, we shine a … [Read more...] about The 5 Goals Of Every Spine Surgery