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Although it’s often talked about as ideal, having a completely straight spine can cause pain, balance issues, and other symptoms. This condition is often referred to as flatback syndrome. In this article, we are going to discuss the symptoms of and treatment options for flatback...

Getting back to work can cause a lot of anxiety for spine surgery patients who fear that they may not be physically ready to perform work functions after a surgical procedure. In this article, we are going to talk about a few ways you can...

Recently we had a reader ask the following question: “When I roll onto my back or lie down, It’s very difficult and painful to get up. What could be causing this issue?” That’s our topic for this patient education article – the conditions and injuries...

Steroid injections are a common treatment option for patients dealing with back pain. These injections are quick and relatively painless, which makes them a popular choice for patients looking to decrease their pain. But sometimes steroid injections fail to adequately reduce back pain in the...

Stiffness along the spine can make daily activities painful or difficult to accomplish. A little stiffness can result after a hard workout, but stiffness that persists for days or weeks at a time may be caused by something else. In this article, we will discuss...

We’ve talked before about why it’s good to be active while you recover from your minimally invasive spinal procedure. That means getting off the couch, doing your prescribed exercises, and walking around. But some patients want to know how much walking is too much. That’s...

We have previously talked about how the spinal nerves are instrumental in our ability to feel things throughout the body. Nerve damage in the spine can lead to negative symptoms in the back and elsewhere in the body. But is that true for the brain...

Gymnasts need to be in top physical form to perform the various flips, jumps, and swings that are necessary in a routine gymnastics set. Many of the required activities required by gymnasts are dangerous and can potentially lead to serious spinal injuries and conditions. In...

Physical therapy is an important part of a successful surgical recovery. But you should be strategic about the specific exercises you do while recovering. Certain stretches and exercises (standard sit ups, for example) can put excess pressure on the surgical wounds in your back and...

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