Cervical Herniated Disc

A cervical herniated disc is diagnosed when the inner core of a disc in the neck herniates, or leaks out of the disc, and presses on an adjacent nerve root. It usually develops in the 30-to-50-year-old age group. While a cervical herniated disc may originate from some sort of trauma or neck injury, the symptoms commonly start spontaneously. A herniated disc in the neck can cause a variety of symptoms such as neck pain or radiating symptoms to the arm, han

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the open spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on your spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine to your legs.  The spinal nerve roots in the lower back become compressed and this can produce symptoms of sciatica.  Other symptoms may include pain, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, and problems with normal bladder or bowel function.  Typically people will experience pain or numbness that

Exercises to Improve Lower Back Pain

Back pain is a prevalent problem in the United States, with at least 31 million Americans experiencing low back pain at any given time.  It is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office.  Sports injuries are common causes of back pain. But there are other factors that increase your risk of this condition such as, obesity, poor physical conditioning, inactivity, and psychological and emotional stress.  Prolonged sitting and poor posture