Balloon Kyphoplasty

If a patient has vertebral compression fractures or scoliosis, a physician may recommend balloon kyphoplasty. This procedure is minimally invasive, and takes 30 minutes to an hour for each vertebra. Balloon kyphoplasty can help to relieve back pain and to properly align the spine.

2018-08-07T14:58:55-05:00May 26th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Balloon Kyphoplasty

Herniated Disc

In between the vertebrae of the spine are cushions called discs. Theses discs contain an inner core, called the nucleus pulposus, and an outer wall, called the annulus fibrosis. If the annulus degenerates or tears, the nucleus can seep into the annulus and cause the disc to bulge and protrude.

2018-08-07T14:56:50-05:00May 21st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Herniated Disc

Will Doing Yoga Hurt My Knees?

It is important to understand how your body responds to exercise. Because yoga is typically thought of as being less strenuous than walking, running, or lifting weights, many patients are unaware of the effects yoga can have on their knees.

2018-08-07T14:54:40-05:00May 11th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Will Doing Yoga Hurt My Knees?

Gardening, Yard Work and Back Strain

Digging, weeding, planting, carrying, spading, watering – there’s a lot of potential for back pain in the average flower or vegetable garden. As the Spring and Summer seasons bring in prime gardening weather, how can we protect our spines?

2018-08-07T14:51:53-05:00May 6th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Gardening, Yard Work and Back Strain

My Back Hurts: Is it my posture?

To treat a condition, it helps to identify the cause. If you're experiencing back pain and think it may be due to poor posture, the information in this post may be used to help you identify pain producing posture deviations.

2018-08-07T14:48:20-05:00May 1st, 2019|General|Comments Off on My Back Hurts: Is it my posture?