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How to prepare for a consultation with your spine doctor

How to Prepare for a Consultation With Your Spine Doctor

November 10, 2022

Preparing for a spine doctor consultation helps you communicate with your care provider and helps your provider determine the most effective treatment plan. You can prepare for a consultation by gathering essential information, creating a list of important questions, understanding your medical history, and asking a supportive individual to accompany you to your appointment.

tips for flying with back and neck pain

Tips for Flying With Back and Neck Pain

July 21, 2022

Despite its primary purpose to provide passengers with a place to relax during a flight, airplane seating does not offer much comfort. Sitting on a plane gives minimal support to the back and neck, resulting in travelers taking matters into their own hands by bringing pillows and blankets from home. You can take more precautions by preparing for your flight to fit your personal needs for comfort.

You should not have to limit your traveling opportunities because of your back and neck pain. You can still make lasting memories while traveling with the support of numerous tips, so discomfort while flying is more manageable. You can apply these tips before booking a plane ticket, during the flight, and after landing at your destination. Evaluate the following steps to alleviate the anxiety about traveling with back pain.

12 Facet Joint Syndrome Pain Treatments

12 Facet Joint Syndrome Pain Treatments

June 10, 2022

One of the most common causes of neck and back pain is facet joint syndrome. Facet joints make up important parts of the skeletal system that support the spine and help people move, bend, turn and twist. Various factors such as aging, obesity, poor posture and spinal injuries can cause facet joints to degenerate over time.

Facet joint syndrome causes symptoms such as inflammation and pain, which affect movement and the ability to continue with normal daily routines. Facet joint syndrome cannot be reversed, but simple home therapies, as well as innovative non-surgical and surgical procedures, can help alleviate pain and improve a patient’s quality of life.

If you experience back pain, facet joint syndrome may be causing your discomfort. An experienced physician can evaluate the cause of your pain and recommend a facet joint treatment method based on your condition.

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