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Drinking Water Reduces Back Pain

Drinking water reduces back pain. If you plan to spend any time outdoors this summer, don’t treat your body like the desert. Make sure to drink plenty of water because the health of your back may depend on it. Not drinking enough water, especially during the hottest days of the year, can cause back [...]

By | 2017-06-23T12:52:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Drinking Water Reduces Back Pain

Study Shows Yoga for Lower Back Pain Can Help

Posing like a cobra, pigeon or butterfly could be a great way to ease your lower back pain. New research shows that yoga for lower back pain is a safe and effective alternative to physical therapy. The study's findings were published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine. What is better for chronic [...]

By | 2017-06-22T17:59:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Study Shows Yoga for Lower Back Pain Can Help

What is a bulging disc?

A bulging disc is a very common spine condition. Most people have bulging discs. While some bulging discs never cause any problems, some are rather bothersome. Years of wear and tear, aging and physical activity can result in a bulge in any one of 23 discs in the back. A disc with a bulge [...]

By | 2017-06-20T18:46:22+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on What is a bulging disc?

FDA Wants Opana ER Pulled Off Pharmacy Shelves

The United States Food and Drug Administration is taking steps for the first time in history to remove an opioid from the market to combat abuse. “We are facing an opioid epidemic - a public health crisis, and we must take all necessary steps to reduce the scope of opioid misuse and abuse,” said [...]

By | 2017-06-13T13:01:29+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on FDA Wants Opana ER Pulled Off Pharmacy Shelves

Pet Appreciation Week 2017

Hug your furry friend. A scaly one if you prefer the kind that slither. It’s Pet Appreciation Week. Pets provide companionship and unconditional love, and they can give their owners with chronic back pain even more. If you are living with chronic back pain, you may be managing your pain better with them in [...]

By | 2017-06-07T12:28:21+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Pet Appreciation Week 2017

Tiger Woods After 4th Back Surgery: “I haven’t felt this good in years.”

Tiger Woods looks forward to a comeback following a lumbar fusion surgery last month in Texas. “It is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years.” Woods writes on TigerWoods.com. “I want to say unequivocally, I want to play golf again,” The [...]

By | 2017-05-26T14:00:22+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Tiger Woods After 4th Back Surgery: “I haven’t felt this good in years.”

Aric Almirola suffers spinal compression fracture

  NASCAR driver Aric Almirola, 33,  fractured his T5 vertebra in a crash last Saturday at the Kansas Speedway. He is expected to fully recover and return to racing in 8 to 12 weeks. Any sooner than that and he risks further injury and potential paralysis if he’s in another accident. Carolina Neurosurgery & [...]

By | 2017-05-25T12:50:30+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Aric Almirola suffers spinal compression fracture

Beware of This Treatment for Low Back Pain

The nation is currently reeling from a wave of opioid dependence, addiction and overdose deaths; and low back pain is playing a part in fueling the epidemic. Patients with low back pain may be at risk of developing an addiction to opioids. Nearly 40 percent of participants in a recent NPR-Truven Health Analytics Poll [...]

By | 2017-06-13T13:04:09+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Beware of This Treatment for Low Back Pain

How to Find the Best Spine Surgeon

Finding the best spine surgeon that is right for you can be a confusing process.  You may have friends, family, and coworkers flooding you with recommendations.  You may see advertising touting the merits of one practice over another. How do you decide what the best choice is for you?  Ultimately, to sort through all [...]

By | 2017-06-13T13:04:58+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on How to Find the Best Spine Surgeon