80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. It may come from work issues, playing sports, or just putting on their shoes. Sciatica and sacroiliitis are common among these. Dull ache vs shooting pain is just one difference between the two conditions. The symptoms, causes, and treatments for these two conditions are different. What is the difference between sciatica and sacroiliitis?
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Smokers and non-smokers alike are aware that smoking negatively affects someone’s overall health. What you might not know is how smoking affects if and how you heal after any surgery. Having surgery on your spine portends some specific issues if you are a smoker. Let’s investigate why you need to quit smoking before having spine surgery.
Frequently referred to as a pinched nerve in your spinal column, radiculopathy can strike in your cervical or neck area, your lumbar region or lower back area, or your thoracic area or mid back region. It causes a number of uncomfortable symptoms, so a diagnosis is imperative to receive the proper treatment. Radiculopathy diagnosis? What you should know.
Getting older is not for the faint-hearted. As time passes, we can’t see as well as we used to, we get wrinkles, our hair turns gray, and you can add your own. One other significant change is our weakened bones. It’s usually due to osteoporosis. We don’t pay attention to it until something happens. Let’s investigate osteoporosis and spinal fractures: what you should know.
Frequently whiplash is the result of a car accident, sometimes it can be a fall, or even playing certain sports. It will hurt the first day or so, but if the pain is relieved by over-the-counter medications, you may be tempted to do nothing further. That would be a mistake. The dangers of leaving whiplash injury untreated can last a lifetime.
When you experience back pain, sometimes you don’t even know what you did to cause it. Skip the suffering and discover how you can prevent it from happening again. Even if you’re not an avid athlete, you can probably use an athlete’s guide to back injury prevention.
Undergoing back surgery is no walk in the park, and you want to find relief as quickly as possible. The best thing you can do is take steps to ensure you have a safe recovery. Let us provide guidelines and advice about some spine surgery do’s and don’ts.
Most everyone deals with back pain at some point in their life. If it becomes chronic and is diagnosed as a serious condition, a doctor might recommend surgery to treat the pain. There is a monumental difference between traditional open surgery and one which is minimally invasive. If you suddenly find yourself in this position, your first question might be: am I a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?
If you experience on and off back pain, you are not alone. Many adults have pain in their back while doing certain chores, moving in awkward positions, or even putting on their shoes. In some cases the pain is not serious and will go away, however, there are instances where the pain is serious and you should seek care from a spine specialist like Spine & Scoliosis Specialists in Greensboro or High Point, NC.
Understanding spinal arthritis might help you avoid this chronic degenerative disease. Once you are diagnosed, medical science cannot reverse it, and it can’t be cured. There is little good news here other than the numerous therapies to reduce symptoms and some ways to prevent arthritis in the spine.