While we don’t typically see the same summer temperatures as the southern United States, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to top 90 or even 100 degrees during July and August. This may not seem so bad if you’re near one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, but if you’re doing something else, like … [Read more...] about Summer Heat & Your Spine
Improving your spine health is important at any age, but how you go about starting and building on an exercise routine is crucial, because if you go about it in the wrong way, problems can develop. In today’s blog, we take a look at some of the ways you can safely develop a spine strengthening … [Read more...] about How To Safely Start A Spine Strengthening Routine
As a person with back pain, you want your spine specialist to be able to help rid you of your discomfort. And while we’ll do everything in our power to help you do that, there are also some things we want and expect out of you. A lot of these things are for your benefit, and others just help your … [Read more...] about What Spine Specialists Want Most From Their Patients
Your diet plays a crucial role in your health, and that’s especially true for your spine. And while diet alone won’t keep your spine in perfect shape, eating right can make a big difference in the short- and long-term health of your back. In today’s blog, we explain your diet’s role in your spine … [Read more...] about Eating Your Way To A Healthy Spine
We’ve closed the door on May, and that means summer is officially here! The warmer weather in Minnesota allows us to partake in a number of new seasonal activities, but it can also be a hard season on our spine. In today’s blog, we share some tips to help protect and strengthen your spine throughout … [Read more...] about 7 Summer Spine Safety Tips
In almost all aspects of life, you’re better prepared for something if you’ve had a similar experience in the past. For example, if you’ve already undergone a spinal procedure, you will likely be better prepared to manage your expectations and follow through with rehabilitation after your second … [Read more...] about 5 Realizations To Understand Before Spine Surgery
If you are set to have a surgery to correct an issue with your spine, odds are most of your focus is on your physical health. While this makes sense, it’s not the only aspect of your health that we need to care for. You may be surprised to learn that depression and related mental health issues can … [Read more...] about Caring For Your Mental Health After Spine Surgery
It is not uncommon for your spine to crack or pop when you’re bending, twisting or lifting, and in the majority of instances, these noises aren’t cause for concern. This condition is called spinal crepitus, and it tends to occur when the spine or a facet joint is near the end of its natural range of … [Read more...] about When Is Spine Cracking A Concern?