Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

What You Should Know About Spinal Compression Fractures

Vertebral compression fractures, also known as spinal compression fractures, can be caused by bone weakening due to cancer or osteoporosis.

Everyday Ways to Heal

The healthier you make your lifestyle, the easier it will be to manage your back and neck pain.

3 Reasons you May Have a Stiff Neck

Neck stiffness and pain may be caused by these 3 conditions, including muscle strain, cervical spine disorders, and less commonly, but infection.

How an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Can Stop the Pain

An anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is stops the motion between painful vertebral segments that is usually brought on by degenerative disc disease.

Caring for Someone with Back Pain

Being close to someone with back pain can make you feel helpless, but there are concrete actions you can take to show them you care, and to make yourself feel more helpful.

A Visual Guide to Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

A PLIF surgery may stop the pain from degenerative disc disease or from lumbar spondylolisthesis by fusing vertebral segments together, stopping the motion of the segment.

Using An Exercise Ball to Rehab Your Back

Low back injuries often restrict movement and lead to the weakening of low back muscles. Exercise balls are a great option for a gentle core-strengthening program that can stabilize the muscles surrounding the spine and help prevent future injury.

Study Finds 20% of Spine Fusion Patients Develop PTSD

A recent study published in the journal Spine and conducted by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) determined that one in five spine surgery patients develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after having a low back fusion surgery.

A Visual Guide to Posterolateral Gutter Fusion Surgery

A posterolateral gutter fusion is a surgical procedure that fuses painful vertebral segments, due to lumbar disc degeneration, with the goal of decreasing pain.

A Grapefruit a Day to Keep Spinal Fractures Away?

Grapefruit for Osteoporosis Fractures
Despite Americans' high consumption of dairy, osteoporosis rates are soaring. Countries that eat little to no dairy enjoy extremely low rates of osteoporosis. Could it be that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is more important than a diet rich in dairy?