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new year resolutions

New Year, New You

December 29, 2017

The new year typically brings resolutions to lose weight, exercise more and get healthy. Gyms and fitness studios are overflowing with well-intentioned new members right now. Within a few weeks, those crowds will dwindle and resolutions will be forgotten—at least until next January. We want our patients to keep bone and joint health as a […]

How is Back Pain Treated?

How is Back Pain Treated?

October 23, 2017

Treatment for low back pain generally depends on whether the pain is acute or chronic. In general, surgery is recommended only if there is evidence of worsening nerve damage and when diagnostic tests indicate structural changes for which corrective surgical procedures have been developed. How is Back Pain Treated? Conventionally used treatments and their level […]

Can back pain be prevented

Can Back Pain Be Prevented?

October 19, 2017

Recurring back pain resulting from improper body mechanics is often preventable by avoiding movements that jolt or strain the back, maintaining correct posture, and lifting objects properly. Many work-related injuries are caused or aggravated by stressors such as heavy lifting, contact stress (repeated or constant contact between soft body tissue and a hard or sharp […]

What causes low back pain

What Causes Low Back Pain?

October 17, 2017

The vast majority of low back pain is mechanical in nature. In many cases, low back pain is associated with spondylosis, a term that refers to the general degeneration of the spine associated with normal wear and tear that occurs in the joints, discs, and bones of the spine as people get older. What Causes […]

keeping your back healthy

Keeping Your Back Healthy

October 12, 2017

A regimen of low-impact exercises is important for keeping your back healthy. Speed walking, swimming, or stationary bike riding 30 minutes daily can increase muscle strength and flexibility. Yoga also can help stretch and strengthen muscles and improve posture. Consult a physician for a list of low-impact, age-appropriate exercises that are specifically targeted to strengthening lower […]

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