Is There a Cure for Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is an abnormal curve in the spine that may or may not cause discomfort. It typically occurs between ages 10 and 15 during growth spurts. Boys and girls are equally diagnosed with minor idiopathic scoliosis, but spinal curves in girls are 10 times more likely to worsen and require treatment. While there is no … Continued

Can Physical Therapy Help Spine Pain?

When you’re struggling with acute or chronic spine pain, it can be tempting to stay in one place all day—however that’s only a prescription for more pain. The best thing to do is get up and get moving despite how unappealing it may sound. In fact, regular exercise and physical therapy is one of the … Continued

How to Cope With Chronic Pain

More than 50 million people in the United States suffer with chronic pain. It is medically defined as pain lasting more than 12 weeks that affects how a person lives their daily life. Inflammation or dysfunctional nerves are often the source of chronic, long-lasting physical pain. It can also lead to symptoms of depression, anger, … Continued

5 Reasons Why Your Neck Might Be Hurting

Neck pain is a common health problem around the world, both in terms of personal health and overall well-being. It can be the result of stress, overuse, poor posture or a number of degenerative diseases. 5 reasons why your neck might be hurting Common conditions that cause neck pain include: Degenerative disc disease – Degenerative disc … Continued

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