Archive for category: Back and Spine

Golf Safety

Categories:Back and Spine, Blog

There is little in the world that can compare to a pacifying session of golf. Playing golf can awaken certain dormant physical benefits that are tied to the cardiovascular fitness, stamina and muscular endurance, not to mention an excellent excuse to spend time on your own, or with a few friends. However, like most pleasures […]

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Scheuermann’s Disease

What is Scheuermann’s Disease? This type of kyphosis is most commonly seen in boys and may become noticeable during adolescence. The kyphosis is related to abnormal development of the vertebrae in the spine (usually the upper back, thoracic spine) which leads to wedge-shaped, instead of rectangular-shaped vertebral bodies. Additionally, there can be abnormal development of the […]

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Non-operative treatment of spinal conditions

Most spinal conditions do not require surgical treatment. This means that the vast majority of spinal problems can be managed with non-operative care (often called “conservative care”). Each patient and each case must be approached in a very individual manner, and any treatment program should only be recommended by a physician after a thorough evaluation. […]

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What is Flatback?

Flatback and Related Syndromes   Flatback syndrome is a condition related to poor spinal alignment, which leads to symptoms such as back pain, bad posture with hips and knees flexed while standing and a tendency to stoop forward at the end of the day with increasing pain and fatigue in the back and legs. This […]

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Introduction to Conditions affecting the Spine

This tutorial is an attempt at offering you an introduction and outline to understand some of the basic concepts of spinal function and disease processes that affect the spine. Perhaps this tutorial will help you understand this difficult subject better, for what is mysterious and often frightening about the spine, is the unknown.   The […]

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Scoliosis

The sooner it’s detected, the better the chances of correcting it Scoliosis is a common condition found in both children and adults, and it is most often diagnosed in adolescence.  Fortunately, it can usually be treated, especially when it’s diagnosed early.   Scoliosis usually presents itself as some form of asymmetry, from uneven shoulders to […]

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What is Adult Scoliosis?

The normal, healthy spine is straight when seen from the front or the back. When seen from the side, the healthy spine has several mild curvatures. By obtaining an X-ray of a standing person, the exact contour of the spine can be measured and then compared to normal values to determine if a significant spinal […]

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Back Pain

How Do We Prevent Back Pain? Exercise, by walking, swimming, jogging, biking, or even gardening, at least 30 minutes each day. Maintain a good posture when walking, sitting, and even when sleeping.  Don’t slouch – sit in a balanced and neutral position to avoid straining your spine.  Sleep on a mattress that doesn’t slouch, maintaining, […]

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