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Category Archives: Spine Injuries

The Major Causes of Low Back Pain

As we age, most of us will experience some wear and tear to the discs and vertebrae that make up the structural components of our spines.  Here are the most common things that can go wrong: 1.    Joint & nerve problems a.    Spinal Arthritis-Inflammation of the facet joints between the vertebrae. b.    Sciatica-Pain that radiates [...]

INVASIVE TREATMENTS FOR LOW BACK PAIN

In our previous blog we discussed conservative approaches to the treatment of chronic low back pain.  This blog will discuss more invasive procedures.  If conservative approaches do not work, many physicians refer their patients for more invasive procedures—typically injections or surgery.   Injections:  A neurologist injects anesthetics, steroids, or narcotics into the soft tissues and [...]

Treating Chronic Low Back Pain-Continued

Treating chronic low back pain can be frustrating.  Part of that frustration is because the outcomes vary so dramatically from one patient to the next.  Although acupuncture might offer relief to one person, it may do nothing for another.  Neurologists speculate that this may be due in part to the way pain signals travel up [...]

Treatment of Low Back Pain

Treatment of Low Back Pain Did you know…one out of every five American is suffering from back pain RIGHT NOW and the numbers are growing! Timothy Carey, M.D., director of the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill believes the main reasons back pain is growing in [...]

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SPINE

Understanding Your Spine The spine is made up of four sections—cervical (neck); thoracic (bottom of neck to top of low back); lumbar (lower back); and sacrum (the fused levels of bone below the waist).  At the very bottom of the sacrum is the coccyx, familiarly known as the “tailbone.”  The vertebrae of each section are [...]

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