Category Archives: Spinal Conditions

What is a Spinal Fracture?

A spinal fracture refers to a serious injury involving some type of damage to one or more of the spinal columns. Patients with osteoporosis or diseases that weaken bones tend to be more susceptible to spinal fractures.

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What is Radiculopathy?

Radiculopathy refers to a condition that affects nerve roots, resulting in pain, weakness and numbness. Radicular pain, sometimes referred to as sciatica, is characterized by pain radiating down the back of the leg and into the calf or foot.

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Everything You Need to Know About Arthritis Pain Management

Literally meaning “joint inflammation,” arthritis can range in severity from mild discomfort to persistent pain with every movement, leaving patients with symptoms including discomfort, swelling, tenderness and joint stiffness. And the approach to pain management for arthritis sufferers can vary just as much as its symptoms. Here are a few of the most common arthritis […]

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Options & Treatments for Scoliosis Pain

Scoliosis is the development of “C” or “S” shaped curves of the spine in addition to its normal curvature. It can occur at any age, but scoliosis most commonly occurs after age ten, and twice as many girls than boys develop the condition. Scoliosis is often hereditary, but it can also occur randomly in families.

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How Do I Know if I Pinched a Nerve?

A pinched nerve can cause a significant amount of back or neck pain, which is often debilitating. Sciatica and other conditions caused by compressed nerves can make movement challenging, painful and often impossible. However, it is often difficult for patients to determine if they are suffering from a pinched nerve or if the pain is […]

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