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Lower Back Pain: Recent Blog Posts



By: Stephanie Burke | Jun 09, 2015

Herniated discs occur when discs degenerate and irritate the spinal cord and nerve roots. Our new video helps you understand this process more in depth.

By: Allison Walsh | Jun 03, 2015

If you think you may need spine surgery, look on the bright side: Some spine surgeries provide tremendous relief while being minimally invasive.

By: Allison Walsh | May 28, 2015

A review of several studies confirms that staying active is a better treatment for low back pain and sciatica than bed rest.

By: Allison Walsh | May 13, 2015



While there's not doubt having back pain causes stress, many professionals agree that stress can actually be the primary cause of back pain.

By: Stephanie Burke | May 08, 2015

Metastatic spine cancer occurs when cancer located somewhere else in the body travels to the spine and forms tumors, which may in turn cause neurological symptoms.



Dr. Ullrich acknowledges that there is a time and a place for spinal fusion surgery, but he urges patients to carefully consider all their options before they agree to the spine surgery. In this case study, he explains how he helped steer a young male patient clear of a surgery that would have surely caused him more pain and disability than he already had.

By: Stephanie Burke | Apr 20, 2015

Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of back pain in people over the age of 60. While osteoarthritis occurs commonly in load-bearing joints, such as hips or knees, it can also occur in the lumbar spine and cause back pain and stiffness.

By: Stephanie Burke | Apr 08, 2015

As you likely already know through personal experience, back pain can be very complex and difficult to accurately diagnosis and treat. There are myriad causes and contributing factors, and a wide range of possible back pain treatments that may or may not work for the same condition.

By: Allison Walsh | Feb 22, 2015

Spine-health's Facebook fans shared their favorite nutrition tips for warding off or preventing back and neck pain. Here are 5 of the most interesting, helpful responses.

By: Stephanie Burke | Jan 20, 2015

An anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is stops the motion between painful vertebral segments that is usually brought on by degenerative disc disease.



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