What Causes Back Pain?

Your back muscles are always working. They power your body and play a major role in movement. They connect the hips, buttocks, chest, shoulder and neck. Whether your daily activities require you to sit or stand for long periods of time, or if you’ve suffered an injury, your back takes the brunt of the stress. … Continued

What is Stenosis of the Spine?

Spinal stenosis is a condition caused by a narrowing of the spinal column, which compresses the spinal cord. It affects between 8 and 11 percent of the U.S. population and is most common in those who are over the age of 50. If the narrowing is minimal, no symptoms will occur. However, too much narrowing can … Continued

Is There a Cure for Sciatica?

Approximately 40 percent of people will experience sciatic pain in their lifetime. Each person has two sciatic nerves; each starts in the lower lumbar spine, passes through the buttocks, and down the back of each leg. They extend through the soles of the feet and end at the big toe. If the sciatic nerve becomes … Continued

What is the Recovery Time After Laminectomy?

Laminectomy is commonly performed to treat lumbar (lower back) spinal stenosis caused by age, injury or tumors. When you have constant lower back pain and conventional treatments like medications or physical therapy don’t help, your doctor may recommend a laminectomy. This surgery relieves pressure on the spinal nerve roots by removing a thin layer of … Continued