Known as a curvature of the spine to the left or right side, scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity of young children. In fact, nearly 3 million new cases of the condition are diagnosed in the United States every year.
So, as a parent, how can you know if your child is suffering from scoliosis and if you should seek treatment?
As you grow older, your bones begin to thin and cannot be stopped completely. Because of this, their ability to break is heightened, and the concern regarding osteoporosis becomes more evident.
However, it’s important to remember that osteoporosis isn’t “just another part of aging.” In fact, there are many ways that you can work to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis from childhood through adulthood. Here are three simple tips to remember that can help!
Many assume their back pain to be a regular part of daily life, but it could be something more. There are a variety of specific medical conditions that can affect the back, and cause an individual to experience anything from dull aches to sharp bolts of pain.
As parents, we often spend a lot of time worrying over the safety of our children. This is especially true for parents with kids that are involved in sports. But, what can you know about sports injuries and concussions that may help ease your mind just a bit?
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, two thirds of Americans have lower back pain sometime during their lives. It’s what to do with and about that pain that matters. Should you exercise through lower back pain? The common sense answer to you now may be: if “it hurts when you do this,” then don’t do it. Continue reading
A fall can happen anywhere and at any time, but sadly, according to the CDC an older adult dies every twenty minutes from a fall, and they mostly happen in the home. Since September 22 – 28 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week, it’s the perfect time to inventory your own home and those of loved ones. Preventing falls in the fall and every other season just takes some thoughtful evaluation and a few adjustments.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative chronic condition, and 27 million Americans suffer from its painful symptoms everyday. If you don’t have osteoarthritis, it’s likely you know someone who does. With age and overuse, the cartilage between the bones in our joints begins to deteriorate causing stiffness, loss of flexibility, and pain.
It is typically found in the hands, hips, knees, lower back and neck. Of late, researchers are beginning to consider osteoarthritis a disease of the whole joint.
When it’s warmer outside, it is natural to spend more time being active outside. Along with all of the benefits of sunshine, fresh air and exercise, warm weather also brings more opportunities to tweak or injure the spine.Here are some tips to protect your neck and spine while still enjoying the outdoors and all the activity it brings. Continue reading
While no one reading this will probably ever be a Tiger Woods or a Nicklaus, some of us will religiously hit the golf course to try. While most just play golf for fun, the sport can stop being fun rather quickly when you become injured.
The pros know the two main causes of injury while playing golf are poor mechanics and overuse. The more time you spend playing golf, the higher the risk for injury, but there are techniques, precautions, and little secrets to keep everyone safe on the golf course. Our Specialists Max W. Cohen, MD, FAAOS, Thomas R. Saullo, MD, and Ruben Torrealba, MD, can help relieve lower back pain associated with sports injuries with a variety of non-operative and operative treatments.
Here are some helpful tips for you. Continue reading
Whether you have lower back that is piercing and intermittent or achy and constant, you are likely wondering if your symptoms are a cause for concern. Our Specialists Max W. Cohen, MD, FAAOS, Thomas R. Saullo, MD, and Ruben Torrealba, MD, can help relieve the pain in the lower back with a variety of non-operative and operative treatments. Continue reading