Back Pain

Common Causes Of Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints. In fact, it is estimated that 80 percent of people will suffer from back pain at some point. Knowing the cause of your back pain is one of the keys to properly treating it. There are a number of things that can cause back pain.

Sprain and Strain

These are two of the most common causes of back pain. A strain or sprain can cause upper […]

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Inversion Table

I often get asked questions about inversion tables. Even though these products have been around for decades the ability to market products has become easier with our advancing technology. Every provider has their initial assumption on a product, is it safe, will it help with the condition, is it affordable?

Honestly, I was skeptical– -my thoughts were always if this was such a good alternative, why weren’t we recommending this treatment ourselves. Medicine is a […]

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How to Fix Your Back

On I-15, near where I live, there is a prominent billboard advertising back surgery with large title header, “FIX YOUR BACK”. I sigh in discouragement, frustration and irritation every time I drive by, although it does always re-inspire me to help patients understand that surgery rarely ‘fixes’ the back and often creates a whole new set of troubles.

A spine surgeon, no matter how well-intentioned and skilled, is 99% of the time not […]

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Posture

One statement I have regularly used in reference to back pain is, “We are starting a new epidemic of poor posture and there is concern it is contributing to a lot of spinal pain/issues.” Some may question this line of thinking, because there is this general thought or need that there has to be some underlying mechanical problem whether due to heredity or trauma.

This statement may not be as far-fetched as it sounds. […]

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is defined as an abnormal curvature of the spine—lateral (sideways) and sometimes including rotation. There are 3 forms of scoliosis: Congenital, Neuromuscular and Idiopathic. Overwhelmingly, the most common form is Idiopathic and the type with which most people are familiar. When one has a scoliosis check in school—they are looking for idiopathic, the other types would have been diagnosed much earlier. Idiopathic simply stated means that there is […]

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Back & Neck Pain: An Expanding Global Problem

Listed in this blog (see below) is a link to an article titled “How Back Pain Took Over the World.” This article covers statistics from the Global Burden of Disease study—a study which has the somber task of tracking deaths and disease on a global basis.

The findings in this study were quite interesting. Humans on an average are living 10 years longer than they did in 1980. Unfortunately, […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Categories: Back Pain, Pain Management||0 Comments

Obesity and Low Back Pain

We are pleased to provide another superb blog on obesity and low back pain by our nurse practitioner, Monika Jarzmik, NP.

Jump straight to the bottom for 3 quick tips on losing weight to improve your back pain.

It is estimated that over 80% of the population will suffer from back pain sometime during their life. Furthermore, amongst those who are classified as overweight (BMI 25-29.9) or obese (BMI > 30) 1/3 […]

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What is the Deal with Degenerated Discs?

Today’s blog post was written by Craig Kantack, PA-C.

Back pain is the second most common cause for visiting a doctor (the common cold is #1). Studies show that up to 80% of the US population will experience 1 significant episode of low back pain. Most of these episodes resolve within 30 days without long-term issues. Approximately 5% go on to become chronic issues.

Many patients come to me telling me ‘my […]

By |January 7th, 2016|Categories: Back Pain|Tags: , , |0 Comments