• What Happens During a Scoliosis Screening?

    Scoliosis is a deformity that causes the spine to assume a curved shape. This video demonstrates what takes place when a child undergoes a scoliosis screening. Spine doctors recommend scoliosis screenings during childhood so that the condition can be found and addressed in its early stages. A child getting a scoliosis screening must disrobe from […]

  • Spinal Fusion Surgery: Spotlight on Recovery

    When an intervertebral disc breaks down, it can lead to bone-on-bone abrasion. The subsequent pain that such a condition can produce may warrant spinal fusion surgery . This procedure removes the damaged disc and fuses the vertebrae on either side of it. Though spinal fusion surgery can provide significant long-term relief for patients, those who […]

  • What Are the Symptoms of Spine Compression Fractures?

    Spine compression fractures are particularly common among older adults who have osteoporosis. This type of fracture involves the collapse of the vertebra. A common indicator of a spine compression fracture is back pain or neck pain. The pain may develop suddenly or become worse over time. Often, patients report some relief of pain while lying […]

  • Understanding Spine Anatomy

    The spine is one of the most important anatomical features of the human body. A remarkable combination of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, the spine serves a number of important functions, not the least of which is providing mobility and strength. If you are suffering from back pain , the discomfort may be the […]

  • Get the Facts about Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects the joints in your body by causing a breakdown of cartilage where two bones meet and form the joint. As the cartilage breaks down, bones rub together and joints become swollen and painful and/or difficult to move. Osteoarthritis mainly affects the hands, neck, and lower back. Watch this video […]