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What to Expect After Your Cervical Spinal Fusion

Are you wondering what happens while you’re healing from cervical spine fusion? How long does it take to heal? Can you work? Will you need rehab? Our team explains spinal fusion and how the healing process differs from other surgeries.
May 2nd, 2023

Vertebral Fracture Treatment: What Are My Options?

Treatment for a broken vertebra depends on why and where it occurs and whether surrounding structures are affected by the fracture. Fortunately, most respond to conservative care that relieves pain and improves mobility as the fracture heals.
Apr 1st, 2023

Signs That a Herniated Disc Is in Your Future

Most people don’t think about their intervertebral discs until something goes wrong and the pain starts. Our team discusses factors that increase your risk of disc disease, warning signs to watch for, and steps you can take to protect your discs.
Mar 9th, 2023

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Your Neck

Worsening pain, increasing stiffness, and headaches that defy standard treatments can signal inflammatory changes in your neck that may be caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Learn more about RA in the cervical spine and how we can help.
Feb 6th, 2023

How Effective Is Surgery for Chronic Neck Pain?

Are you considering surgery for neck pain that’s lasted longer than three months? Have you tried physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, or activity modification for pain relief? Learn why surgery may be next and what to expect afterward.
Jan 19th, 2023

What to Expect After Your Spine Surgery

Wondering what happens after spine surgery? Our specialty team offers insight regarding recovery and rehab and how quickly you can expect a return to routine activities, possibly sooner than you imagined.
Dec 13th, 2022

What to Do About a Strained Neck Muscle

The bad news? Neck pain is very common. The good news? Most neck pain is due to muscular strain that responds well to commonsense home care. Check these facts about strained neck muscles and the remedies that help.
Nov 1st, 2022

How to Prepare for Robotic Back Surgery

Surgery is rarely a first or even second choice for back problems. However, robotic spine surgery offers many benefits if you do need an operation. Learn more about preparing for this minimally invasive procedure.
Oct 12th, 2022

How Osteoarthritis Affects the Cervical Spine

Neck pain, early morning stiffness, and decreased mobility are all symptoms of cervical osteoarthritis. Our specialty team discusses the causes of neck arthritis, how it’s treated, and what you can do to help prevent worsening symptoms.
Sep 1st, 2022

5 Reasons to Seek Treatment for Your Herniated Disc

Herniated discs are a common source of back pain and often respond well to nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy. Our team discusses the benefits of seeing a specialist for disc problems and the health advantages of early treatment.
Aug 1st, 2022

Is Your Posture Correct?

Are you having problems with tight muscles, achy joints, and balance? Do your shoulders, back, and neck hurt? It could be your posture. Check these facts about how posture affects health and what you can do to correct yours.
Jul 6th, 2022

Five Neck Pain Symptoms You Should See Your Doctor About

Neck pain is a common complaint that’s often related to muscle strain after a long day at the computer. Sometimes, however, it’s caused by a more complex issue that requires a doctor’s care. Our team explains how to spot the difference.
May 1st, 2022

Is Working From Home a Pain in Your Neck?

Is your opportunity to work at home causing neck pain that’s making it hard to remain productive? Don’t give up your dream job just yet. Learn what might be causing your neck discomfort and how you can avoid it.
Mar 9th, 2022

Four Problems That Can Affect Your Cervical Spine

The cervical spine is the most mobile and active portion of your backbone. This can make it vulnerable to injury and disease. Our specialty team discusses four common reasons for neck disability and pain, and the treatments that can help.
Feb 7th, 2022

What Can Help My Herniated Disc Pain?

Are you finding it hard to rest or even sit still because of discomfort due to a herniated disc? Our specialty team explains what you can do for symptom relief. And there’s good news! A herniated disc rarely requires a surgical fix.
Jan 5th, 2022

Am I at Risk for Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in older adults. There are steps you can take, however, to limit your risk of developing this painful and sometimes debilitating condition. Find out how from our specialty team.
Nov 14th, 2021

What Is the Cervical Spine?

Wondering what makes the cervical spine different from the lumbar or thoracic spine? Even if the question never occurred to you, here’s what you need to know about the cervical section of your spine.
Oct 13th, 2021

Correct Your Posture, Fix Your Neck Pain

Is it possible that poor posture is responsible for the neck pain that keeps you up at night? Yes. It may also be causing a host of other problems in your cervical spine. Here’s what you need to know about the many ways posture affects your neck.
Sep 9th, 2021

You Don't Have to Live With Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint that many individuals often put up with for as long as possible before seeing a specialist. But why live with pain when you don’t have to? Here’s what you need to know about your aching back and how we can help.
Aug 17th, 2021

Can You Avoid Another Herniated Disc?

Have you experienced the pain, decreased mobility, and other troublesome symptoms associated with a herniated disc? Hoping to avoid a repeat? Our expert explains how to protect your back health.
Jul 20th, 2021

The Link Between Smoking and Back Pain

You’ve probably heard that smoking is bad for your lungs and heart. Did you know that it can also make your back hurt? Our experts explain the connection between smoking and chronic back pain.
Jun 29th, 2021

Who Needs Spine Surgery?

Has your doctor mentioned surgery for a herniated disc or other condition that’s causing chronic neck or back pain? Here’s what you need to know about spine surgery and when it might be necessary.
May 24th, 2021

How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Neck Pain

Can stretching, massage, and certain exercises really help relieve neck pain? Yes, they can. Learn more about the many benefits of guided physical therapy and its positive effects on neck pain.
Apr 21st, 2021

5 Signs of Osteoarthritis

Does your lower back feel stiff and achy in the morning? Finding it hard to move like you once did? Could the symptoms be related to osteoarthritis? Maybe. Our experts share information regarding the symptoms of this type of arthritis.
Mar 17th, 2021

When to Consider Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

Is surgery your best treatment option for spinal stenosis? Maybe. Maybe not. Find out how a top-rated specialist weighs the pros and cons of spinal surgery as a permanent fix for the chronic pain and limited mobility linked to spinal stenosis.
Feb 17th, 2021

The Benefits of Robotic Back Surgery

The downside of traditional back surgery includes the long recovery time and extensive tissue trauma necessary to access and address spinal issues. Robotic back surgery solves those issues. Learn more about this innovative surgical technique.
Jan 18th, 2021

Is It Ever Too Late to Improve Your Posture?

Did you miss your chance to develop good posture in childhood, and are you worried that it might be too late now? Rest easy. There are ways to accomplish that “sit up straight” spine your mom always encouraged.
Dec 8th, 2020

Why Neck Pain Causes Headaches

Are you frustrated that whatever is causing that pain in your neck is also making your head hurt? Find out the reason neck pain causes headaches from someone who’s an authority on treating neck pain and its many causes.
Nov 11th, 2020

What Diseases Cause Back Pain?

If you’re struggling with back pain, you may already know that it’s a common issue for many people. But what’s triggering the pain, and what can you do about it? See what a top-rated specialist has to say about the many causes of back pain.
Oct 14th, 2020

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Spine Surgery?

Are you putting off back or neck surgery because you fear a long recovery period? There’s good news. Many surgical procedures offer a relatively speedy return to normal activities. Find out more from an expert who specializes in spine surgery.
Sep 17th, 2020

Leading Causes of Neck Pain

Is neck pain making it hard to get through your day? Find out what might be causing that stiffness, muscle tightness, and persistent pain in your neck and how a top-rated specialist can help.
Jul 24th, 2020

Reasons You Might Need Back Surgery

There are times when surgery becomes the best treatment option for painful back conditions. Find out when you might need surgical treatment and what types of back surgery are available.
Jun 23rd, 2020

Recovering from Neck Surgery: What to Expect

The type of operation you have, your overall health, and your participation in postoperative rehab all play a role in your recovery after neck surgery. Learn more from a top-rated neurosurgeon who’s an expert in minimally invasive spinal surgery.
May 7th, 2020

Can Spinal Stenosis Be Reversed?

Have you been told your back or neck pain is related to spinal stenosis? You may be wondering what that is and how it’s treated. Read what a top-rated specialist can do for spinal stenosis.
Apr 24th, 2020

That Pain in Your Neck Could Be Arthritis

Are you having problems with neck pain and stiffness that’s making it hard to turn your head or get a good night’s sleep? Learn more about the extremely high odds of developing arthritis in your neck and the symptoms it can cause.
Feb 29th, 2020