Degenerative Disc Disease and Back Pain
Degenerative disc disease refers to a syndrome in which twisted disc causes chronic low back pain. The injury weakens the disc and creates excessive motion in the joints of the vertebrae. This causes the tissues, fluids and nerves around the disc to become painful and irritated.
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The Health Dangers of Poor Posture... How Ancient "Sinking" Can Help Correct It
By Herb Borkland, Health Writer
One of the worst things you can do for your back is to sit down. That's because the "C"-shaped posture most people slump into puts serious stress on the spine. You may not feel any discomfort right now, but the m … Read More
What is S-I Joint Dysfunction?
By Dr. Robert V. Duvall, DPT, MPT, ATC, MGFI
The S-I joint is one of the most misunderstood areas of the human body. It has been the source of much controversy in the medical community for many years. Much of the debate relies on the fact that there are few reliable evaluation methods for the … Read More
What is it?
Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease at all. It's a term that describes the natural changes the spinal discs undergo as a person ages. Degenerative disc disease usually occurs in the lower back and the neck, though it can take place anywhere along the spine. As a disc degenerates, it may put press … Read More
7 Steps to Eliminating Neck Pain
By Dr. Robert Duvall
What is it?
What do we do on a daily basis? We wake up, sit down, have a cup of coffee and read the newspaper. We sit in our car and drive to work. We arrive at work and sit down to work. For the next several hours we place and answer phone calls, enter data, research … Read More
Spinal Stenosis Back Pain
Over 40 and Mysterious Back Pain Ruining Your Life?
Don't Begin Any Back Pain Treatment Program Without First Ruling Out Spinal Stenosis
Tons of people each year are diagnosed and treated for sciatic pain and get little relief because the true cause of their back pain is the often undetected, spi … Read More
My Wife's Triumph Over Uterine Fibroids
By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS
There's nothing quite like sitting down on a crisp fall Sunday morning to write about my wife's uterus. I suppose I could have written something generic about the topic of uterine fibroids, but I prefer to write personal stories about true-life expe … Read More
It is unfortunate when people have to undergo a surgical operation or procedure due to health reasons. Having severe back pain because of intense nerve damage is reason enough to contemplate a rhizotomy. A rhizotomy is a surgical procedure that involves destroying nerve roots in the backbone. This procedure should only be pu … Read More