Degenerative Scoliosis

What is Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Adult degenerative scoliosis, also known as adult onset scoliosis, is when the facet joints and intervertebral discs deteriorate and lead to a curve in the spine. This side-to-side curve occurs over time as a person gets older. It commonly begins after age 40, and is more frequently seen in patients who suffer from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes the bones to lose …

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myalgia in the leg

What is Myalgia: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Muscle pain is common, and can originate in any muscle of the body. The medical term for muscle pain is myalgia. Myalgia can be described as muscle pains, aches, and pain associated with ligaments, tendons, and the soft tissues that connect bones, organs, and muscles.  Causes of Myalgia Myalgia can typically be localized to one area of the body, or …

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nutrition and osteoporosis

Nutrition and Osteoporosis: How Your Diet Can Protect Your Health

Like the rest of your body, your bones need nutrients to thrive. Having a healthy diet is crucial to maintaining your overall health, as well as the well-being of your bones and preventing conditions like osteoporosis. An important way of maintaining proper bone health and preventing bone diseases like osteoporosis is by focusing on proper nutrition. Diets rich in nutrients …

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plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This inflammation affects a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting the toes to the heel bone. Pain may decrease throughout the day, but is typically more severe in the morning or after long periods of sitting.  Causes of Plantar Fasciitis Our body …

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relieve neck pain

What are the Best Ways to Relieve Chronic Pain

Neck pain is a result of weakened muscles due to poor posture. The CDC reports that nearly 20% of people have experienced neck pain in the last three months,  which is no surprise since we constantly gaze into our computers and look down at smartphones.  Everyday life can be hard on the muscles in your neck. Muscles get tired from …

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NSAIDs to manage pain

Using NSAIDs to Relieve Chronic Pain

Inflammation contributes to neck and back conditions, so reducing inflammation can be key in managing your pain. Although it can amplify pain, inflammation is the body’s self-defense mechanism after sustaining an injury or irritation. Instead of restoring to opioids or strong pain medications, many physicians will recommend taking NSAIDs to relieve aches and pains.  What are NSAIDs? Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs …

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