What is Spinal Stenosis? The spine consists of bones called vertebrae. The job of these bones is to provide stability and support for the upper body. Nerves run through the openings in the vertebrae and transmit signals from the brain to the rest of the body. If the surrounding bones or tissues … [Read more...] about How is Spinal Stenosis Diagnosed?
Chronic Pain and Acute Pain: How are They Different?
When it comes to your pain, there are two different types of pain: acute and chronic. All pain is uncomfortable, unwanted, and unpleasant. No matter the type of pain, it can range from mild to severe and all pain has the ability to reduce your quality of life and prevent you from living the … [Read more...] about Chronic Pain and Acute Pain: How are They Different?
Early Warning Signs of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a gradual disease, with symptoms that appear over a long period of time. Depending on the joints and bones that are affected, symptoms vary, some that are more severe than others. Osteoarthritis affects over 27 million Americans each year. The … [Read more...] about Early Warning Signs of Osteoarthritis
Seasonal Activities to Reduce Chronic Pain
When you live with pain, the warmer weather isn’t always a welcomed change. Changes in temperature and humidity may have you begging for air conditioning or the indoors. The expectations of springtime typically include spending time outside, having cookouts, and doing fun activities – all things … [Read more...] about Seasonal Activities to Reduce Chronic Pain
What’s the Difference Between a Herniated Disc and Bulging Disc
Discs are the cushions between the vertebrae in the spine. They are made up of cartilage – soft cartilage on the inside with an outer layer of tough cartilage. The 23 vertebral discs in the back have three main roles: to act as a shock absorber, to allow for spinal mobility, and to act as ligaments … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between a Herniated Disc and Bulging Disc