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How to Recognize Radiculopathy Dec 1st, 2019

Your nervous system controls your senses, movement, and organ function. There are many different kinds of nerves — the two main neural systems are the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. Your spinal cord is part of your central nervous system, and it connects your brain to the...

5 Symptoms and Causes of Hydrocephalus Nov 1st, 2019

The brain is arguably the most complex and important organ in the human body, and it’s also among the most sensitive and fragile. Any condition that affects your brain has the potential to lead to serious consequences, which is certainly true of hydrocephalus. In Greek, “hydro” means water and “cephalus”...

What are the Best Treatment Options for Spondylolisthesis? Oct 1st, 2019

Ready to brush up on your Greek? Here we go … the word spondylolisthesis comes from two Greek words: spondylos (“spine” or “vertebra”) and listhesis (“to slip or slide”). Thus, spondylolisthesis is a condition where a vertebra (one of the bones in your spine) slips out of place onto the...

What Every Woman Should Know About Osteoporosis Sep 1st, 2019

Are you a woman who is concerned about her bone health? Are you curious to know whether you are at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones over time, making them more susceptible to fractures and breaks. Women face an increased risk because...

Living with Fibromyalgia Aug 6th, 2019

Fibromyalgia is a neuromuscular and neurochemical condition that causes your brain to deal with pain signals inappropriately. The result is widespread physical pain, which can affect your entire body, notable tender/trigger points on both sides of your body, and changes (sometimes drastic), in your memory, mood, and sleep patterns. Living...

Spinal Cord Stimulators: What You Should Know About a Trial vs. Implant Jul 11th, 2019

While there’s a good chance every adult American will experience back pain at some point in their lives, it will most often be a short-lived experience, usually healing in a few weeks or months. Those with chronic back pain, lasting 12 weeks or more, comprise about 20% of cases. As...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Jun 14th, 2019

For some people, technology is a literal pain in the neck. Forget about the learning curves that often accompany new and updated devices, the posture required to use tablets and smartphones isn’t a sound ergonomic position. The result? A condition known informally as tech neck or, sometimes, text neck. Though...

How to Remedy Sciatica and Prevent it From Returning May 21st, 2019

There is absolutely no way you’d classify the excruciating pain pulsating throughout the entire length of your leg as run-of-the-mill back pain. Downing a couple of aspirin just won’t cut it, and it’s now certifiably unbearable. Dr. Desh Sahni offers patients real and lasting relief from this agonizing condition. Sciatica...

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Laminoplasty Requires Specialized Training and Equipment Apr 22nd, 2019

If you’ve been diagnosed with lumbar stenosis, chances are you developed the condition long before you experienced any symptoms. Like many adults affected by this degenerative disorder, you probably didn’t learn that the spinal canal in your lower back was gradually narrowing until you started experiencing chronic back pain. Rest,...

How Epidural Steroid Injections Alleviate Back and Neck Pain Mar 1st, 2019

Neck and back pain can stop you in your tracks. If the condition causing your pain is compressing or “pinching” a spinal nerve, you may also experience sharp pain traveling into your arm or leg with weakness or loss of normal function in the affected extremity. Nerve compression in the...

New and Improved Spinal Cord Stimulators Provide Drug-Free Relief From Chronic Back Pain Feb 1st, 2019

If you’re living with chronic back pain that occurs day in and day out, you know what a negative impact it can have on your life. Pain medications may help ease the discomfort, but many patients reject the thought of taking pills every few hours, every single day. Many of...

Back Pain Prevention Feb 24th, 2017

Low back pain is a common problem about 80 percent of adults will experience in their lifetime. Both men and women experience symptoms of low back pain, with severity ranging from mild and random to painful and constant. Back pain also comes in different forms, with dull and sharp the...

Tips to Lose Weight and Treat Back Pain Feb 24th, 2017

7 Simple Tips to Lose Weight and Treat Back Pain For people who are overweight and also experiencing back pain, it is probably not a coincidence. Being overweight is one of the common causes of back pain, especially in the lower back. When considering how the majority of Americans are...

Common Back Injuries Feb 24th, 2017

The Most Common Back Related Injuries and Their Treatments Living with back pain can take a physical and emotional toll on a person’s back. The good news is there are ways to get the pain to go away. But before taking a look at the most common back injuries, it...