Healthier Potato Salad

Spring and warm weather means cookouts on the beach or in the backyard. Hamburgers and hot dogs are standard fare, along with sides like potato salad, coleslaw, and other mayonnaise-laden dishes that don't help our diet.

2018-08-07T15:04:31-05:00June 16th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Healthier Potato Salad

Running Posture Do’s And Don’ts

Recently we discussed how important posture is for your spine. This is true no matter what you're doing, whether you're sitting in front of a computer, standing in line, or running in a marathon. How you hold yourself affects your body. Did you know you increase the amount of pressure on your spine when you run? This means you put yourself at an increased risk of injury when running, so maintaining proper running posture is important.

2018-08-07T15:02:35-05:00June 11th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Running Posture Do’s And Don’ts

Preventing Lower Back Pain Injuries when Shovelling Snow

Snow shoveling is one of the most common causes of lower back pain and injuries. This occurs frequently during the winter months, but can persist throughout the year if left untreated. However, there are certain ways in which one can shovel snow safely, preventing injuries to the back. In this article, we will briefly review these methods.

2018-08-07T15:00:32-05:00June 1st, 2019|General|Comments Off on Preventing Lower Back Pain Injuries when Shovelling Snow

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

Lumbar Disc Microsurgery

Lumbar disc microsurgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is used to treat herniation of the lumbar disc. It utilizes a special microscope that can clearly visualize the lumbar disc and the nerves that are close proximity to it.

2019-01-03T13:52:34-05:00April 26th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Lumbar Disc Microsurgery