Back Problems


Roundup: Yoga Can Help Alleviate Back Pain;...

Research supports the many health benefits of yoga, including increasing strength and flexibility, improving lung function and lowering blood pressure. Now, add back pain to the list. Simple...

June 23, 2017 / 3 min read


Text Neck: The Growing Pain of Our...

It’s the constant texting, email checks and social media perusing that has created a virtual epidemic of adults with neck or shoulder pain.

November 21, 2016 / 2 min read


Scoop on Scoliosis: What Parents Need to...

As many as 9 million people in the United States are affected by scoliosis – a sideways curvature of the spine, with more than 600,000...

October 12, 2016 / 2 min read


Spine Fractures Treated with Surgical ‘Cement’

A cement-like substance, known as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), that pushes aside any bone fragments within the vertebra and quickly hardens.

September 12, 2016 / 2 min read


Roundup: FDA Broadens Warnings Against Mixing Opioids...

The FDA said this week that it is equiring nearly 400 products to carry a "black box warning" focusing on the risks from combined use....

September 2, 2016 / 3 min read


Back to Basics: Preventing and Treating Lower...

What emergency room doctors and primary care physicians have been seeing over the years, science has validated: More people are seeking medical attention for bouts...

August 3, 2016 / 3 min read


Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Arthritis

There is no sure way to prevent arthritis. Some causes of the disease, such as increasing age, family history and gender (arthritis is more common...

May 11, 2016 / 3 min read


The Power of Physical Therapy

For athletes, going to physical therapy seems like a rite of passage following an injury. Few have never witnessed the improvements that stretching and strengthening...

October 12, 2015 / 3 min read


Straightening Up: Facts on Back Pain

It is the second-most common cause of a visit to the doctor after the common cold: back pain. And during the summer months when many...

July 27, 2015 / 3 min read