Posts Categorized: Back Injuries

Common Causes of Back Pain

causes of back pain

Back injuries are painful and can definitely impact your quality of life. There are several ways to injure your back. You can have a herniated disc, a compressed nerve, strained muscle, sprained ligaments, fractured vertebrae, etc. All of these injuries require medical treatment and extensive therapy. Many people aren’t able to regain their full range… Read more »

Preventing Office Injuries

Preventing Injuries in the Office

Even working in an office can put unnoticeable strain on the body. From your office’s ergonomics to simple lifestyle changes, here’s how to prevent injuries and stay healthy while on the job. Sit Less We’ve all heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking.” This can be pretty daunting considering most of us spend at… Read more »

Do I Have Scoliosis?

Often when a patient comes in with back pain, they ask the question, “Do I have scoliosis?” Scoliosis is a curvature and a rotational deformity of the spine. By definition, the curvature of the spine should be at least 10°. There are 2 Types of Scoliosis: 1. Adolescent Onset Scoliosis The standard case of scoliosis… Read more »

Under Pressure: What Causes a Pinched Nerve?

Nerves act as sounding alarms for our bodies, sending messages to alert us of damage done. In the case of a pinched nerve, we often feel sharp pain. This pain is the symptom of nerve compression. What is a Pinched Nerve? When a nerve is surrounded by too much compression from nearby tissues such as muscles,… Read more »

Signs You May Have a Pinched Nerve

Nerves: What Are They? You have two kinds of nerves in your body: motor nerves and sensory nerves. Motor nerves send signals from the brain to the rest of your body. Say, for instance, your brain wants to to change the channel with the remote. Your motor nerves are the telephone line that tells your… Read more »

Back Pain During Pregnancy: How To Find Relief

Pregnancy is a miracle in and of itself; however, that doesn’t mean that the entire process is painless. For most women, the excitement of bringing a child into the world overpowers any discomfort. That is not the case for everyone though. Some women find themselves in quite a bit of pain while pregnant. One of… Read more »

When is it too Early for Youth Sport Specialization?

Dr. Brian Feeley considers sports specialization to be intensive, year-round training in a single sport with the exclusion to other sports. There was a concern that early single sport specialization may lead to increased rates of overuse injury and psychological burnouts. Dr. Brian Feeley, Julie Angel, AT-C and Dr. Rob LaPrade have come together to publish an article… Read more »

10 Facts About Your Spine

World Spine Day is recognized annually on October 16 as a way to raise awareness about disorders of the spine and spine health. The spine is a very important part of your body. Learn more about your spine with the following facts. 10 Facts About Your Spine Back and neck pain is one of the… Read more »

Lower Back Pain

Does Your Lower Back Hurt? Learn Common Causes of Lower Back Pain and Lower Extremity Radiculopathy Lower back pain can be caused by many different conditions including a herniated disc or sciatica. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently published an excellent article on the common causes of lower back pain. This included… Read more »

Lower Back Injury and Golfing

There are more than 28 million golfers ages 7 and up in the U.S., based on 2009 data from the National Golf Foundation. Golfing is growing in popularity and is a sport enjoyed by people of all ages. According to researchers Dr. John Parziale and Dr. William Mallon published in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2006),… Read more »