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9 Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis

May 20, 2022

Spinal stenosis is when the spaces within the spinal column narrow, leading to spinal nerve and cord compression. While stenosis can develop anywhere within the spinal column, it is most common in the lumbar spine in the lower back and the cervical spine in the neck.

While some patients may not display noticeable symptoms with spinal stenosis, others often experience pain, discomfort and limited mobility. Muscle weakness, numbness and tingling are also common symptoms of spinal stenosis. Learn how to treat spinal stenosis with nine innovative treatments.

9 Treatment Options for Pinched Nerves in the Back and Neck

May 13, 2022

There are numerous innovative treatments for pinched nerves in the back. Pinched nerves develop when excess pressure is placed on a nerve from surrounding structures, including herniated disc, cartilage or boney spurs. The cause of your pinched nerve often influences what treatment or surgery will be most effective for you.

A pinched nerve can develop in the neck and upper spine, middle back and lower back, sometimes causing radiating pain down the legs. While a pinched nerve can form in other parts of the body, the spine is one of the most common areas to develop a pinched nerve.

Fortunately, non-surgical treatments are available to alleviate pain without the need for extensive surgery or downtime. For more severe symptoms, a spinal physician may recommend a surgical procedure if symptoms don’t improve with non-surgical treatment. Learn how to heal a pinched nerve and promote spinal health.

9 Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain

May 6, 2022

Lower back pain is a common complaint of many Americans. Acute back pain can last just a few days up to four weeks. Back pain that lasts longer than three months is considered chronic back pain. A lower back pain treatment can alleviate pain and discomfort, restoring mobility and a healthy range of motion.

Fortunately, numerous non-surgical and surgical treatments treat acute lower back pain and chronic back discomfort. Spinal physicians generally recommend non-surgical low back pain treatments before considering surgery. Learn how to treat lower back pain and what lower back pain treatment options are available.

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