Many people think that surgery is the ultimate once-and-for-all “fix” for a problem area of their spine that has been injured.
They may believe that the answer to the question of when to have back surgery is if they’ve been living with it for more than a month or so.
And while in a very small percentage of back pain cases surgery has reportedly provided some level of relief… It’s also true that the permanent changes that surgery makes to your anatomy can cause a host of new problems to appear, and that’s in addition to the inherent risks that come along with such invasive procedures.(more…)
Arthritis is defined as the breakdown of the cartilage around your joints, and this condition can develop anywhere in your body.
Neck arthritis is quite common.
Arthritis is actually a normal part of the aging process.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with arthritis (including neck arthritis) are joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and a limited range of motion.
There is good news.
While arthritis is normal and natural, the decisions we make each day can dramatically impact how likely it is to become more of a problem for us as we age.(more…)
Arthritis is the breakdown of the cartilage around your joints. It can happen anywhere in your body and common symptoms associated with arthritis include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, or restricted motion.
Degenerative disc disease is a condition that can affect your spinal discs as you age. Due to stress and injury throughout your life, your spinal discs may begin to deteriorate and cause pain. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely prevent degenerative disc disease, but researchers have discovered a few ways that you may be able to slow down the process.