Cutting-Edge Treatments (Without the Cutting)
As specialists in musculoskeletal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians treat many people looking for relief from their back pain. These people choose PM&R physicians for their expertise in back pain, but equally important to some is that fact that PM&R is a non-surgical specialty. What a Pain in the Neck!
Good Habits to Remember to Prevent Neck Pain:
1. Take frequent breaks. Don't sit in one place for a long time, such as your car or at your desk. Arrange some of the items in your office so that they are inconvenient. This will force you to get up, stretch or walk around.Click link above to read the rest of the tips!Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis
The most common cause of low back pain in adolescent athletes that can be seen on X-ray is a stress fracture in one of the bones that make up the spinal column (vertebrae). Technically, this condition is called spondylolysis (spon-dee-low-lye-sis). It usually affects the fifth lumbar vertebra in the lower back and, much less commonly, the fourth lumbar vertebra.How Much Do You Know About Your Back?
You probably take your back for granted—until it starts to hurt. Think about it—your back is a part of your body that's in nearly constant use. Whether you're sitting, standing, or moving, your back and its muscles are providing support all day, every day. Test your knowledge of the back by taking this quiz. Take the Spine Health Quiz
Back pain is one of the most common nerve-related illnesses in the United States. Keeping your spine in good health is one way to avoid back pain. Learn more about your spine and back pain by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Interactive Tool: Should I Consider Surgery for My Low Back Problem? - What does this tool measure?
This interactive tool will not diagnose a back problem, but it will tell you whether surgery might help reduce or get rid of symptoms related to your low back problem. There are always risks with any surgery, so most people don't want to have surgery unless there is a very good chance it will help them. Although research shows that surgery is very likely to be effective for some problems, it rarely helps with others.