Spine conditions

Who Can Get Back Pain?

Posted: Monday, August 5th, 2013 | Filed under: Back health, Lumbar pain, Spine conditions | author: By admin
What Causes Back Pain

What is Causing my paralyzing Back Pain

Back pain is not just a symptom of aging. Anyone, of any age, in any physical condition, can and will likely experience back pain at some point in their life. So if you are experiencing back pain, don’t think that you’re alone. There are plenty of seventeen year-old athletes who experience back pain and thus seek the same medical care that you do for your own back issues. Read More »

What Is Back Strain?

Posted: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 | Filed under: Back health, Lumbar pain, mens health, Spine conditions | author: By admin
The Back Strain Hat Index

Back Strain: Feel the Burn

Hearing “It’s just a back strainmay not be very comforting when you’re experiencing severe back pain. While back strain may sound like a minimal back injury, it can cause you a great deal of discomfort, perhaps sleepless nights, back spasms that can cause severe lower back pain and in some cases, immobility. Many people with back strains go to the emergency room for relief. Read More »

What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?

Posted: Thursday, August 1st, 2013 | Filed under: Back health, lumbar spinal stenosis, Spine conditions, Spine Surgery | author: By admin

Failed back surgery syndrome (also called FBSS, or failed back syndrome) is a generalized term used to describe ongoing pain after back surgery. After going through a spinal surgical procedure, of course both you and your surgeon desire your complete painlessness.  But, even with the best spinal surgeon and the best indications for your spinal surgery success, there is always a small chance that back pain may continue after surgery and recovery (studies report continued back pain after 5% of all spinal surgeries ).

Back Pain Caused by Failed Back Surgery

What causes Failed Back Surgery Syndrome? There are many reasons why a back surgery might not result in a completely pain-free existence, partially owing to the fact that spine surgery is only able to accomplish stabilizing a painful joint and decompressing a pinched nerve. If your back condition involves more than these two pain-causing situations, your spine surgeon will need to continue your care and explore additional solutions to your back pain condition. Read More »

Sleep Tips for Back Pain Sufferers

Posted: Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Filed under: Back health, Spine conditions | author: By admin
Back pain and sleeping

Woman sleeping in comfort

Sleep provides important healing and rejuvenation to your back. When you’re suffering from back pain, it can be difficult to get a solid and healthy good night’s sleep. Lying down can be painful, and sleep simply doesn’t come. One of the many unpleasant symptoms of inadequate rest is being even more sensitive to pain. So it’s essential to take the smart steps necessary to improve your ability to sleep. Read More »

When to See a Doctor for Types of Severe Back Pain

Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 | Filed under: Back health, Spine conditions | author: By admin
Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Back painslows down millions of Americans each year, with symptoms ranging from nuisance soreness to back pain so severe and debilitating that a visit to the emergency room becomes the first step on a path leading to a spinal surgeon’s care. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, back pain is the second most common reason that adults see a doctor.

Back pain can occur anywhere on the back, from the neck (cervical area) to the middle of your back (thoracic area) to the lower back (lumbar area) with the lower back often being the most common location of severe and lifestyle-limiting pain, since the lower back bears most of your weight. That weight can compress the cartilage cushion between your vertebrae. And, over time, you might experience a degeneration of that cushioning cartilage, causing your discs to compress or slide out of place. Read More »

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