Why is Ineffective & Unnecessary Spine Surgery So Common?

Despite clinical trials and studies showing that spine surgery isn’t beneficial for patients, it has become more common. In fact, when compared to non-surgical treatment, spinal fusion does not provide significantly better outcomes for patients. So why does unnecessary spine surgery continue to take place? The decision of whether or not to undergo surgery is serious and should never be taken lightly. If you’re suffering from back or neck pain and have been told surgery is your only option, research your options. Make sure that spine surgery is truly the best option for your specific situation. Factors Contributing to the

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What are the Common Signs of Annular Tears?

Your spinal discs are a very strong and resilient part of your anatomy, but it is possible for them to become fragile over time. This fragility is caused by the development of annular tears. Knowing what the most common signs of annular tears are may help you get appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

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Back pain caused by backpacks

Avoiding Back Pain Caused by Backpacks

Backpacks are an incredibly convenient way for both children and adults to carry the things they need throughout every day. Unfortunately, carrying all these items, while convenient, can place increased stress on your spine, especially if you’re carrying too much and not maintaining proper posture while wearing your backpack. This added stress, especially when placed upon the spine repetitively, can damage your spinal discs, leading to back pain, among other issues.

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Explaining Annular Tears

Spine surgeons finally understand the importance of annular tears, because annular tears cause most disc problems. Annular tears are often the root of spine pain for many patients, and that’s why researchers worldwide feverishly seek to repair annular tears.

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Protecting Your Neck & Back When Working From Home

As working from home becomes more commonplace, understanding how to maintain proper ergonomics when sitting for eight hours day is also becoming increasingly important. Not only will improper posture lead to pain in areas such as your neck and back, it can also cause long term issues such as degenerative disc disease in the long run. It’s imperative to know how your primary workspace should be set up, what posture you should maintain, and how to properly stretch in order to keep your muscles from building up too much tension.

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How to Protect Your Back When Exercising At Home

Watching your weight and sleeping well are two of the most recommended ways to keep your spine healthy. However, when you’re in the middle of a health crisis and feeling forced to spend all your time in your home, you might start to experience stress and anxiety that may prevent you from sleeping well or lead to unhealthy habits that could cause weight gain. Because of this, exercising will be a very important part of your stay-at-home routine, and you should implement this if it’s not already part of your daily schedule. Of course, it’s also important for you to be aware of the ways you can potentially hurt your back and spine, as well as strengthening exercises, in order to keep yourself safe and in good shape.

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Yoga and What the Spine Experts Say

Spine experts Kevin Pauza, MD and Richard Deyo, MD recently weighed in on an often asked question, “Is yoga good for my back pain?”.  In a recent Consumer Reports article, Richard Deyo, MD, Professor of Evidence-Based Family Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, and author of the guidelines released by the American College of Physicians (ACP), recommended non-drug remedies, including yoga first, for patients struggling with back pain. Kevin Pauza, MD, Founding Partner of Texas Spine and Joint Hospital and Manhattan Spine and Joint Institute, said he directs his patients towards facts when answering this question. “What does the scientific research

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What are the Common Signs of Annular Tears?

Your spinal discs are a very strong and resilient part of your anatomy, but it is possible for them to become fragile over time. This fragility is caused by the development of annular tears. Knowing what the most common signs of annular tears are may help you get appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

Read More »
Back pain caused by backpacks

Avoiding Back Pain Caused by Backpacks

Backpacks are an incredibly convenient way for both children and adults to carry the things they need throughout every day. Unfortunately, carrying all these items, while convenient, can place increased stress on your spine, especially if you’re carrying too much and not maintaining proper posture while wearing your backpack. This added stress, especially when placed upon the spine repetitively, can damage your spinal discs, leading to back pain, among other issues.

Read More »

Explaining Annular Tears

Spine surgeons finally understand the importance of annular tears, because annular tears cause most disc problems. Annular tears are often the root of spine pain for many patients, and that’s why researchers worldwide feverishly seek to repair annular tears.

Read More »
working from home back pain

Protecting Your Neck & Back When Working From Home

As working from home becomes more commonplace, understanding how to maintain proper ergonomics when sitting for eight hours day is also becoming increasingly important. Not only will improper posture lead to pain in areas such as your neck and back, it can also cause long term issues such as degenerative disc disease in the long run. It’s imperative to know how your primary workspace should be set up, what posture you should maintain, and how to properly stretch in order to keep your muscles from building up too much tension.

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How to Protect Your Back When Exercising At Home

Watching your weight and sleeping well are two of the most recommended ways to keep your spine healthy. However, when you’re in the middle of a health crisis and feeling forced to spend all your time in your home, you might start to experience stress and anxiety that may prevent you from sleeping well or lead to unhealthy habits that could cause weight gain. Because of this, exercising will be a very important part of your stay-at-home routine, and you should implement this if it’s not already part of your daily schedule. Of course, it’s also important for you to be aware of the ways you can potentially hurt your back and spine, as well as strengthening exercises, in order to keep yourself safe and in good shape.

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