Sciatica is a general term used to refer to the symptoms caused by compression or irritation of nerves that make up the sciatic nerve. Contrary to what many believe, exercise is actually more healing for sciatica than bed rest.
New study results show that the choice of implant material used in your spinal fusion may make a big difference in the surgery's effectiveness. Learn what you can ask your doctor about the materials they plan to use.
Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of back pain in people over the age of 60. While osteoarthritis occurs commonly in load-bearing joints, such as hips or knees, it can also occur in the lumbar spine and cause back pain and stiffness.
Everyone can benefit from taking advantage of the healthful and active opportunities afforded by the warmer spring weather, but the trick is to not overdo it. Keep these tips in mind as you head out the door.
As you likely already know through personal experience, back pain can be very complex and difficult to accurately diagnosis and treat. There are myriad causes and contributing factors, and a wide range of possible back pain treatments that may or may not work for the same condition.
Spine-health Facebook fans and Forum users often wonder whether their own bone or cadaver bone is better for use spinal fusion. We asked one of our Medical Review Board members, and his answer may surprise you.