Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog
Seeing your child come home from school bending forward to handle the weight of a fully loaded school backpack is cause for concern. Backpacks that are too heavy for the child can cause back pain and spasms, shoulder pain, and neck pain, among other issues.
Learn a number of practical tips to significantly reduce the weight that your child is bearing on the way to and from school.
A natural stimulus for the healing process is active exercise - in a controlled, gradual and progressive manner. Movement keeps the discs, muscles, ligaments and joints in the spine healthy. Physical activity also allows diffusion of nutrients into the disc space and helps it stay healthy.
Too much rest worsens pain. Stretching, strengthening and aerobic conditioning exercises are important. Get an individualized exercise program.
Piriformis syndrome is the pain that may occur in the buttocks and/or along the sciatic nerve down the legs when the piriformis muscle, located in the buttocks, spasms and irritates the sciatic nerve.
We recently added a new video to our Spine-health Videos Library to help you understand this condition.
Osteoporosis is called the "silent disease" because most people don't know they have it until the disease has really progressed. Even then, most spinal fractures are dismissed as general back pain due to aging or a muscle strain.