Like all body systems, the musculoskeletal system deteriorates as we get older. After about age 20, the cushions between your bones starts to wear down, affecting even those found in the spine. This condition is known as disc degeneration. It occurs when the discs found between the vertebrae of your spine degenerate and weaken. If
If you’re like many Americans who suffer from chronic pain, you may be wondering about ways to achieve long-lasting pain relief. If pain is caused by injury or arthritis and the pain is located in your neck or back, ask your doctor about injection therapy for pain management. Injection therapy is an effective, non-surgical way
Degenerative disc disease refers to a condition in which a spinal disc wears down and can cause a host of uncomfortable symptoms. Degenerative disc disease happens when spinal bones scrape against each other due to friction. As a result, patients experience localized pain as well as tingling, numbness, and other sensations that can travel to
The pain of a herniated disc in your lower back can be excruciating – and it can be frustrating if you are not feeling any relief. The nagging pain, which can be sciatica, can last for months while your body is working to recover from the herniated disc. The only two options are (1) live
Lumbar (lower back) pain is the fifth most common reason people seek medical attention – this, despite the fact that most low back pain is benign and will eventually subside with rest, over-the-counter medications and physical therapy. But what if it doesn’t? What if your lumbar pain is a symptom of a more serious condition?
Independence and functional movement are central to good health and a desirable quality of life. Physical therapy, or physiotherapy, is a medical discipline with many subspecialties. A physical therapist (PT) can help a person regain their independence and their ability to move after various types of trauma and health conditions. A physical therapist is a
Back pain is a common problem, affecting more people than you might realize. Lower back pain has actually been cited by doctors as one of the most prevalent reasons that patients seek medical help for. Many people will actually put the aches and pain aside as much as they can, realizing all too late that