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Can a Problem in Your Spine Be Causing Your Arm Pain?

Your spine plays many important roles, not the least of which is providing the primary passageway for your nervous system. As a result, a problem in your spine can lead to pain in seemingly unrelated areas, such as your arms.

Sep 1st, 2021
What Causes a Herniated Disc?

Slipped, bulging, ruptured — these terms all apply to the same problem, a herniated disc. Just as there are many names for the condition, there are also many causes or risk factors, which we review here.

Aug 4th, 2021
I Think My Teen May Have Scoliosis

You watch with amazement at how quickly your child develops, but you notice that they may be having issues with their back. Here, we take a look at scoliosis, which typically presents itself during adolescence.

Jul 6th, 2021
What is Spinal Stenosis?

There are many roads to lower back and neck pain, which are the two most active areas of your spine. Here, we explore one of the more common culprits — spinal stenosis — and how you can find relief.

Jun 15th, 2021
4 Symptoms of Radiculopathy

When one of the highly sensitive nerve roots along your spine is pinched or compressed, it can lead to a wide range of symptoms that we group under the medical term radiculopathy. Here’s a look at four of the more common.

May 3rd, 2021
Recognizing the Signs of a Herniated Disc

There are many problems that can lead to back and neck pain, with herniated discs among the more common. Here, we explore the symptoms of a herniated disc so that you can better identify and treat the issue.

Apr 1st, 2021
Treatments for Your Lower Back Pain

Few things can affect your life quite like lower back pain, which can make the simple act of getting up out of a chair excruciating. Thankfully, there are a wide range of treatment options for lower back pain.

Mar 3rd, 2021
How Radiculopathy Starts in Your Spine

You feel tingling in your arms and hands or pain that shoots down one of your legs. These problems are often caused by issues in your spine in a condition known as radiculopathy. Here’s a look at how radiculopathy develops.

Feb 3rd, 2021
How Spinal Conditions Can Cause Discomfort in Your Arms

Your fingers tingle or you feel shooting pains down your arm. These symptoms may have nothing at all to do with your arms, but everything to do with your neck. Here’s a look at how your cervical spine affects your arms and hands.

Jan 6th, 2021
What to do About a Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve sounds like such a small problem, but its effects can be anything but small. Depending upon which nerve is compressed, you can experience from severe pain to numbness. Here’s what you can do.

Dec 1st, 2020
Scoliosis and Self-Esteem

Going through one’s teens is tough enough under normal circumstances, but when you add a visible structural defect like scoliosis, the journey can become exponentially harder. Here’s a look at how scoliosis can affect self-esteem.

Nov 2nd, 2020
What Causes Chronic Leg Pain?

You want to greet each day with a spring in your step, but chronic leg pain has different plans. Here’s a look at some of the more common causes of ongoing leg discomfort and how we can help put that spring back in your step.

Oct 1st, 2020
Effective Treatments for Cervical Disc Degeneration

A “pain in the neck” caused by cervical disc degeneration is a problem that gets worse, not better, unless you seek treatment. Here’s a look at some of your treatment options for this chronic issue.

Sep 8th, 2020
How We Treat Arm Pain

If you’re experiencing arm pain even though there’s nothing wrong with the limb, the problem may lie in your cervical spine. Here’s a look at how a pinched nerve in your neck can lead to radiating arm pain and what we can do about it.

Aug 12th, 2020
5 Ways to Ease Lower Back Pain at Home

Adults in the United States are no strangers to lower back pain — 80% report experiencing lower back pain at some point. While we can do our part to bring you relief, there are also some key steps you can take at home to ease lower back pain.

Jun 12th, 2020
How Exercise Can Help With Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain has a way of hijacking your life and exercise may be the last thing on your mind. But exercise may be exactly what you need to help alleviate the pain and prevent back problems down the road. Here’s how.

Apr 1st, 2020
4 Common Signs of Cervical Stenosis

Your cervical spine can undergo changes throughout your life, leaving you with neck pain and radiating symptoms that affect your entire body. Here are the most common signs that point toward cervical stenosis.

Mar 4th, 2020
Types of Leg Pain That Are Actually Caused By a Back Problem

Pain sensations are your body’s way of letting you know something is wrong. However, the site of your pain may not be the source of the problem. Leg pain that radiates or feels like an electric shock may be signs of a back problem, not a leg problem.

Jan 9th, 2020
My Hands and Feet Are On Pins and Needles: What Could It Be?

Having tingling sensations in your hands and feet can feel really strange. If you’re experiencing this, you might wonder if it’s just a temporary problem or if you have an illness or condition that’s causing it. Read on to learn what it could be.

Dec 23rd, 2019
5 Common Causes of Arm Pain You Should Be Aware of

The reason for your arm pain may be obvious — a broken bone, pulled tendon, bruised muscle. But shoulder, arm, and/or wrist pain is also commonly related to problems in your neck that require treatment from a spinal specialist.

Sep 9th, 2019
Why It's So Important to Catch Scoliosis Early

If you see that your child’s back is curved, or that they stand “crookedly,” it’s time for a quick visit to the doctor for a scoliosis spine check. Catching scoliosis early can help mitigate the effects of this disease.

Aug 16th, 2019
What’s Causing Your Leg Pain?

An obvious reason for your leg pain is that you’ve injured your leg. But you may not know that one of the most common sources of leg pain is actually your back. Find out what might be causing your leg pain and what you can do about it.

Jul 22nd, 2019
5 Ways to Avoid Tech Neck

Your phone and computer may be the hub of your social and business life, but could they also be causing you pain? Find out how to prevent and treat tech neck so you can type and text on your favorite electronic devices pain-free.

Jun 14th, 2019
Facts and Myths About Injection Therapy

Finding the right treatment to help you get relief from your neck or back pain takes time and patience. Before you put all of your hopes into injection therapy, it’s important to understand how it may or may not help you.

Apr 11th, 2019
8 Things You Can Do To Prevent and Manage Lower Back Pain

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and lost time in the United States. It’s usually possible for you to ease your lower back issues and return to full health in 14 days or less. Only a few people develop more serious issues.

Mar 13th, 2019