Vitamin D is essential for bone growth and healthy tissue development, and it plays a key role in helping your spine function optimally. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t get enough Vitamin D on a regular basis, and that can affect bone development and put them at a heightened risk for fractures … [Read more...] about How Vitamin D Impacts Your Spine
Nobody wants to slow down as they get older, but time and aging will take its toll on everyone. This is especially common in our spine, where the effects of aging and stress can be even more pronounced if we don’t take care of it. Don’t let your spine be the reason why you’re not as active as you … [Read more...] about How To Keep Back & Neck Pain From Slowing You Down
Every so often we like to share stories about new technologies and innovations in the spine care community, and a new device being studied by researchers at the University of Cambridge could be the next big thing when it comes to helping patients find relief from chronic or severe back pain. … [Read more...] about Inflatable Implant Could Help Cure Severe Back Pain Without Surgery
While x-rays are likely the most well-known imaging technique, the MRI is oftentimes more reliable in helping figure out the true nature of a person’s spine pain. But why exactly would a spine specialist order an MRI, and what can they see with the help of this imaging technique? We explain why an … [Read more...] about What Can A Spine Specialist See On An MRI?
Your spinal cord is made of a collection of nerves that run from your brain to your lumbar spine. It is protected by a spinal column and cerebrospinal fluid, which allows it to move as needed as the body performs physical tasks. In rare instances, the spinal cord can be tethered or attached to part … [Read more...] about Treating A Tethered Spinal Cord In Adults
Spine pain can be extremely costly, and not just in a financial way. Sure, the cost of appointments and treatment can affect you financially, but spine pain can affect you in a number of other ways as well. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at the full cost of spine pain on an … [Read more...] about The True Cost Of Spine Pain
When we decide to have spine surgery performed, we hope that it takes care of our pain and discomfort once and for all. For some conditions, an operation can do just that, but when it comes to a structure as complex as your spine, it’s nearly impossible to say with absolute certainty that surgery … [Read more...] about Will Spine Surgery Cure My Back Pain?
Youth sports are a fantastic way to keep kids active and help them meet new friends, but athletic activity can also be hard on a growing body. In fact, a recent study found that low back pain occurs in approximately 10-15 percent of young athletes, which means millions of kids are dealing with back … [Read more...] about Preventing And Treating Back Pain In Adolescent Athletes