Articles

The thyroid is a very important gland in the neck that secretes and regulates various hormones throughout the body. In this article, we are going to discuss the potential risk of developing a thyroid issue after a minimally invasive spinal surgery, and how to best...

Massages can be great for reducing stress and pain from muscle tightness. However, in some cases, a massage can cause more back pain. In this patient education article, we will discuss what you should do if you experience back pain after a massage. Vetting Your Massage...

The pain scale is widely used in the medical world to communicate with and to patients about their pain. However, if you’ve never experienced severe or chronic pain, you may not even be aware of the pain scale, or how to use it. In this...

Many patients with back pain want to know whether their pain is going to resolve on its own, or if there is a more deeply rooted condition causing the pain. In this article, we are going to offer a few tips on how to determine...

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...

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