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Can Herniated Discs Be Genetic?

Can Herniated Discs Be Genetic?

If you’re suffering from debilitating herniated disc pain, you may wonder if it’s genetic. Research shows it’s possible, but a healthy lifestyle can help.
Apr 1st, 2024
Will Shoulder Bursitis Heal on Its Own?

Will Shoulder Bursitis Heal on Its Own?

Do you ever suffer from dull shoulder pain in the morning and worry that it won’t go away? Read on to learn about the potential causes of shoulder bursitis and find out if it’s time to see a doctor.
Apr 1st, 2023
7 Key Benefits of Physical Therapy for Joint Pain

7 Key Benefits of Physical Therapy for Joint Pain

Managing your joint pain can be as simple as following a series of tailored exercises and therapies under the guidance of a physical therapist. Find out how physical therapy can help painful joints.
Jan 17th, 2023
Will a Pinched Nerve Resolve on Its Own?

Will a Pinched Nerve Resolve on Its Own?

Do you ever wonder when the pain and stiffness will go away or if it can get better on its own? Find out when it’s time to seek medical treatment for a pinched nerve.
Dec 1st, 2022
Tips for Avoiding Herniated Discs

Tips for Avoiding Herniated Discs

Are flare-ups of radiating pain in your neck or lower back preventing you from enjoying your favorite activities? Find out how to prevent your discs from herniating.
Aug 9th, 2022
What You Should Know About Spine Surgery

What You Should Know About Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is recommended only when other conservative methods fail to bring relief. However, due to modern advancements, even invasive procedures have few risks and a short recovery time.
Jul 12th, 2022
What Is a Bone Spur?

What Is a Bone Spur?

A bone spur is a bony growth meant to protect damaged joints, but when it gets too big, it can cause some uncomfortable symptoms. Find out what causes bone spurs, and learn how they’re treated.
Jun 1st, 2022
How Poor Posture Impacts Your Body

How Poor Posture Impacts Your Body

Poor posture does more than make you appear less confident. Learn more about the many dangers of poor posture and how you can prevent them.
May 1st, 2022
6 Conditions That Respond Well to Laser Spine Surgery

6 Conditions That Respond Well to Laser Spine Surgery

If you’ve read up on the benefits of laser technology for surgeries, you may be wondering if lasers can be used to fix your back problem. Find out which back conditions can be solved with the help of lasers.
Mar 1st, 2022
Which Stage of Disc Herniation Are You In?

Which Stage of Disc Herniation Are You In?

Do you suspect that your symptoms may be caused by a herniated disc? Learn about the stages of disc herniation, and find out how advanced your herniated disc may be.
Feb 1st, 2022
You Don't Have to Be in a Car Accident to Get Whiplash

You Don't Have to Be in a Car Accident to Get Whiplash

Whiplash isn’t limited to car collisions. It can occur while participating in contact sports, falling down, or being violently shaken. Learn more about how whiplash occurs, and find out what treatments are available for it.
Jan 5th, 2022
Is a Pinched Nerve Serious?

Is a Pinched Nerve Serious?

Pinched nerves are common, but if your symptoms persist and nothing seems to relieve your pain, you may need medical help. Find out when a pinched nerve is a serious problem.
Dec 7th, 2021
4 Signs You May Have Tech Neck

4 Signs You May Have Tech Neck

If you spend a lot of time in front of screens, you may be more prone to developing tech neck. Find out what tech neck is, and learn about the signs to look out for.
Nov 11th, 2021
What Does it Mean to Have a Herniated Disc?

What Does it Mean to Have a Herniated Disc?

Have you been recently diagnosed with a herniated disc, or do you believe you might have one? Learn what your symptoms mean, and find out if a herniated disc could be the cause.
Sep 12th, 2021
5 Risk Factors for Sciatica

5 Risk Factors for Sciatica

Lower back pain stops countless people from living life to the fullest don’t — be one of them. Learn what increases your risk for sciatica, a condition characterized by pain in the lower back and legs, so you can avoid it if possible.
Aug 4th, 2021

Spinal Stenosis: Can Laser Surgery Help?

Do you have spinal stenosis? Are your symptoms worsening even though you’re undergoing conservative treatments? If so, laser surgery may be able to help you. Read on to learn more.
Jul 21st, 2021

5 Causes of a Pinched Nerve

Pinched nerves can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Read on to find out some of the top causes of pinched nerves.
Jun 24th, 2021

When to See a Specialist About Back Pain

Does your back pain persist despite resting and taking pain medication? Find out when back pain could be an indicator of an issue that needs medical attention.
May 13th, 2021

Recognizing the Early Signs of a Frozen Shoulder

Do you have persistent stiffness or pain in your shoulder? You could be suffering from a condition called frozen shoulder. Read on to learn about the signs of a frozen shoulder and the available treatments for the condition.
Apr 12th, 2021

Optimizing Your Work Space for Better Neck Health

How many hours do you spend at a desk? If you spend most of your days leaning forward in front of a computer, your posture and neck may suffer. Here’s what you can do to prevent a stiff neck.
Mar 9th, 2021

Do You Have These Signs of a Herniated Disc?

Herniated discs are common, especially among people who lift heavy weights, smoke cigarettes, or carry extra pounds. Click here to find out if your discomfort could be caused by a herniated disc.
Dec 3rd, 2020

Six Reasons Your Shoulder Hurts

Does your shoulder ache each time you put on your coat? Perhaps the pain is accompanied by other symptoms as well. Read on to get a better understanding of what could be causing your discomfort.
Nov 6th, 2020

Help! I Pinched My Nerve

Pinched nerves don’t discriminate. You can get one at any age, regardless of how active you are. Read on to find out how nerves can get pinched, how you can prevent it from happening, and how the condition can be treated.
Sep 22nd, 2020

How Your Weight Affects Your Joint Health

Many people are aware that obesity and being overweight can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea. But something that’s not often discussed is that being overweight can put too much stress on joints and lead to chronic pain conditions.
Aug 23rd, 2020

The Many Advantages of Laser Spine Surgery

Surgery of any kind can leave you feeling anxious and scared, especially if it involves your spine. But laser spine surgery is a minimally invasive approach that offers many advantages over traditional surgery. Read on to learn more.
Jul 28th, 2020

5 Benefits of Physical Therapy

Instinctually, you may want to limit movement to prevent the painful sensations after an injury or from a chronic pain condition. However, therapeutic exercise can provide natural pain relief, which is why physical therapy is so important.
Jun 22nd, 2020

Are You at Risk for Sciatica?

Sciatica causes pain that radiates from the lower back down one of the legs. Are you at risk of developing this common pain condition? Read on to find out.
May 26th, 2020

Cervical Stenosis — Your Treatment Options

Not everyone with cervical stenosis experiences symptoms. However, if you start to feel neck pain and tingling sensations down your arms and legs, it’s time to get help so you can learn about your treatment options. Read on to learn more.
Apr 21st, 2020

Top Exercises to Alleviate Joint Pain

You may do everything in your power to limit mobility when you’re suffering from joint pain. But lack of exercise may worsen your discomfort and prolong your recovery. Read on to learn the top exercises you should do to alleviate joint pain.
Feb 26th, 2020

How Do I know If I Have a Pinched Nerve?

Is pain, tingling, or numbness affecting your mobility? These are classic signs of a pinched nerve. Read on to learn how a nerve gets pinched and how the condition can be treated.
Dec 1st, 2019

8 Ways to Deal With Arthritis in Your Daily Routine

Arthritis is a common condition that causes joint pain and stiffness. It can make daily life hard, but learning more about arthritis can help you integrate lifestyle changes to minimize pain and improve your quality of life. Find out more.
Nov 1st, 2019

Is Back Pain an Inevitable Part of Aging?

At the end of the day, you reach around to rub your aching back. And the mornings aren’t much better. But don’t be so quick to write off those aches and pains as the price of getting older. Find out what’s normal to expect as you age.
Oct 1st, 2019

Can Spinal Stenosis Be Reversed?

Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when your spinal column narrows and irritates your spinal cord. In addition to pain, you might experience numbness or weakness in your arms and legs. Is reversal of the condition possible?
Aug 16th, 2019

How to Prevent Sciatica From Returning

If you’ve ever had sciatica — which evidences itself in shooting pain in your buttocks, back, or leg — chances are you don’t want it to return. But how do you keep it away? Read on to learn how.
Jun 19th, 2019
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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Pillow for Your Neck

Neck pain can be debilitating. Something as simple as changing your pillow can make a difference in reducing or eliminating neck pain. It’s important to choose a pillow that adequately supports your neck.
May 16th, 2019
Am I a Good Candidate For Laser Spine Surgery?

Am I a Good Candidate For Laser Spine Surgery?

Is back pain preventing you from living life to the fullest? Do you have trouble performing daily tasks without back or neck pain? If other treatments have failed to bring relief, laser spine surgery may be able to help. Are you a good candidate?
Mar 7th, 2019
Stem cell therapy helps relieve joint pain.

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Relieve Joint Pain

Is a recent joint injury taking longer to heal than you expected? Or, are you experiencing stiffness and chronic pain due to aging joints? Find out how stem cell therapy can relieve your joint pain and help restore your mobility.
Feb 1st, 2019
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Common Conditions That Can Cause a Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve can range from inconvenient to debilitating depending on its location and severity. If you’re suffering from frequent or recurring pinched nerves, it might be time to explore what’s causing them in the first place. Here are the most common
Jan 9th, 2019
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Why Chronic Neck Pain Should Never Be Ignored

Neck pain may seem like an isolated problem, but without prompt medical treatment, it can soon turn into a much more serious and far-reaching problem. Here's why chronic neck pain needs medical attention right away.
Dec 20th, 2018

How to Tell If You Are Suffering From a Herniated Disc

Oh, that aching back! Is it muscle strain, or could a herniated disc be the cause? Knowing the reason for your pain is the first step to getting the right treatment. Here's how to tell if your pain is related to a herniated disc or another problem.
Nov 27th, 2018

Building a Strong Core is Your Best Defense Against Back Pain

If you don’t want to end up on the sidelines due to back pain, it’s time to get serious about strengthening your core muscles. A strong core is so essential for a stable back that it can prevent back pain, or help relieve pain once it develops.
Sep 13th, 2018

Is Tech Giving You a Stiff Neck?

If you have a smartphone, then, yes, your tech is hurting your neck. It’s nearly inevitable. Even if you don’t have a smartphone, but work at a computer all day, there’s a good chance it’s hurting your neck. Keep reading to learn what you can do.
Aug 24th, 2018

How To Warm Up a Frozen Shoulder

Is pulling your shirt over your head becoming more difficult with each passing week? Do you find it harder to get items from the top shelf than it used to be? You may be experiencing frozen shoulder.
Jul 20th, 2018

Are You a Candidate for Laser Spine Surgery?

If you’ve tried other methods of reducing your back pain with no luck and the idea of traditional back surgery has you shaking your head, you may wonder if you’re a candidate for laser spine surgery. To find out, keep reading!
Jun 20th, 2018