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Is it Sciatica, or Piriformis Syndrome?

December 28, 2011

To answer the question what is sciatica, we need to know the sciatica nerve first. The sciatica nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the lower part of the spinal cord to the buttock and all the way down to the back of each leg. Sciatica, also known as sciatic nerve pain, refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatica nerve and its branches.

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No Car Accident, No Neck or Back Pain

December 16, 2011

The holidays are just around the corner! Getting away from work, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying delicious foods, the holiday season is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” However–despite the best wishes we are making–holidays have a high incidence of car accidents.

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What Treatment for Back Pain Is Right for Me?

December 3, 2011

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits in the United States. It affects the patient’s quality of life and reduces work productivity. There are many types of treatment for back pain. Pain medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and back surgery are among the most frequently used treatment options.

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Heat or Ice? The Great Debate!

November 10, 2011

One of the most popular searches for information on how to treat neck or back pain is whether to apply heat or ice to the injury. There are other articles written on the topic but I thought we would attempt to condense the information and make it easier to digest and apply our own spin on trying to relay an otherwise misunderstood topic.

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Avoiding Back Pain Before it Starts

October 22, 2011

One of the main keys to living a back pain free life is to take the necessary precaution to avoid it in the first place. This of course seems to be a quite simple concept but in today’s reality there are many activities, from work to pleasure, that will put your back at risk. Although it is not completely possible to avoid all activities that may cause back pain, arming yourself with the correct knowledge will increase your chances of living a longer life without it.

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Herniated Discs: Surgery and Recovery

October 7, 2011

A healthy spinal disc is made up of soft inner material known as nucleus pulposus and a tough outer layer called annulus fibrosis. Disc herniation happens when the inner disc material pushes or seeps through the tough outer layer and puts pressure on the nearby nerves. And when this happens, the disc is called a herniated disc.

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