Spine health

Spinal stenosis surgery

Spinal stenosis is a medical condition involving the spine: the spinal canal narrows and compresses the nerves and spinal cord. Needless to say, this can be quite painful. There are different causes for this condition, namely aging, spinal disc herniation, osteoporosis, or a tumor. Any of the three parts of the spine—cervical, thoracic, or lumbar—can […]

Spondylosis treatment

Those who have spondylosis which is a condition that affects the spine, will need to find as many different treatments as possible in order to increase their chances of healing and relieving painful symptoms which can be associated with this condition. Although most of the time it is older people who have this problem, there […]

Kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis

Kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis are three different words that are used to describe three kinds of deformities or abnormalities in curvature of the spine. There are presently over seven million people in the United States that have one of these abnormal curvatures of the spine. These abnormal curvatures can be a congenital defect or they […]

Spinal decompression machine

Spinal decompression provides relief of pressure on one or more pinched spinal nerves; a pinched nerve is also called a neural impingement. Spinal decompression can be done surgically or non-surgically, and the choice depends on the location of the pinched nerve, the number of pinched nerves, and the overall health of the individual; some people […]

Spinal muscular atrophy

Atrophy is a partial or complete wasting away of any given body part. Most commonly, however, muscles atrophy for a variety of reasons. In the case of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the atrophy is an inheritable condition; it is a group of inherited diseases that result in the gradual degeneration of the spinal muscles. Eventually, […]

Chiropractic treatment

Individuals who like to try alternative medicines, also known as eastern medicine practices, are very fond of chiropractic treatment. For some people this may be a very valuable thing, and for others it may be a crock of bogus. Decades ago, chiropractic methods were seen as something totally undesirable, but more and more, people are […]

Foraminal stenosis

Stenosis, in general, is a narrowing of a normally large opening; just as spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column, foraminal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal foramen, or the hole through which a spinal nerve passes as it exits the spine. In a normal spine, there is enough space, as there […]

Piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome arises many controversial opinions: some experts believe it doesn’t exist, while others are all for diagnosing and treating it. For the purposes of this article, we will assume that it is a real condition. Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by the piriformis […]

Cauda equina syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome is a neurological condition affecting the spine and the nerve roots surrounding the spine. This very uncommon condition raises the need for emergency medical attention and treatment. Here is some background information: the spinal cord lengthens from the brain down through the spinal canal inside a structure called the vertebral column. There […]

Scoliosis treatment

Good posture is a requirement of mothers everywhere. As a child, you probably heard, “Sit up straight” coming from your mother’s general direction more times than you care to count. But what your mother may have neglected to tell you is that it is actually impossible to sit up perfectly straight because our spines are […]

Slipped disc symptoms

The human spine has 26 vertebrae. A jelly like substance in between each vertebra is called a disk. The disc acts as a cushion between each vertebra. If you have ever had a slipped disc you know that the symptoms can be excruciating pain. A slipped disc is a term used to describe a bulging […]

Cervical stenosis

The human spine represents the literal backbone of our bodies it is better compared to a control center that processes all the commands sent out by our brains. Although it is well protected and encased in bone structures called vertebrae, it is also very sensitive to all kinds of physical trauma and even more-so to […]

Scoliosis symptoms

Teenagers (and even adults) who have a bad habit of hunching over all the time are actually pretty lucky. To correct their posture, they merely have to straighten up. Even those people for whom hunching over has become second nature, they can lose the habit with a bit of dedicated effort. They are infinitely better […]


Almost everybody in the world is going to suffer from back pain at one time or another in their lives. In fact, “back pain” is a very general term for a condition that is deep and varied. While one person’s back pain – say a factor work that bends and lifts heavy objects all day […]

Kyphosis treatment

People rarely seek kyphosis treatment as the condition is rarely diagnosed due to the fact that it normally goes away naturally. Basically, your thoaric spine will have a kyphotic curve which is used as a shock absorber for your spine. In some cases the curve can develop itself and become a condition called kyphotic curvature. […]

Sciatica symptoms

Sciatica symptoms can vary from person to person depending on what the cause is. Sciatica can be caused by anything from a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spine. Some people who will have sciatic symptoms when they have Piriformis Syndrome. This is a condition where the nerves run through the person’s muscles […]

Laminectomy surgery

If you are someone who is considering having a laminectomy surgery, then you should fully know and understand the risks that are involved in this decision. When you have this surgery done you will have a portion of the vertebral bone removed, this section of bone is known as the lamina. Even though procedures have […]

Cervical spondylosis

Once your body starts to age it will begin to deteriorate. Wear and tear will continue to break down your body’s health and cervical spondylosis is definitely an example of this. Cervical spondylosis is a term that refers to when your neck joints are wearing down due to aging. This is a condition that men […]

Herniated disc treatment

If you experience severe back pain problems, it is possible you could be suffering from a herniated disc. You may not know what this is, but a disc becomes herniated when a section of the central portion of the spine bulges out past the intervertebral disc via a tear or other problem. Often there is […]

Schmorl’s nodes treatment

Every day you walk upright; you lay down on your back; you practice yoga; you run, swim, bike and climb…but how often do you think about the impact of all of these activities on the delicate and complicated support system known as your spine? Your spine is a beautiful sculpture created by combining vertebrae (small, […]

Spinal stenosis

The pathway in the human body in which the spinal cord and nerves run through is called the spinal canal. When the spinal canal narrows it will increase the pressure that is put on the nerves. This condition is called spinal stenosis. Some people are born with a narrow spinal canal while some people develop […]

Spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury can affect the body in different ways. Most of the time, a spinal cord injury will result in the permanent loss of movement in the body, below the injury site. This loss of movement is also known as paralysis and the loss of sensation to the body parts affected usually accompanies the […]

Sciatica treatment

Sciatica is the term that is usually associated with what is numbness, tingling, burning, pain, and weakness that starts in the low back or buttock and travels down the back of one leg to the heel or the foot or even into the toes. This pain or tingling travels down the path of the sciatic […]