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June 3, 2024
Alleviating Discomfort: Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Do you have lower back pain? Lower back pain is a common issue for many people, and it can significantly impact your daily life, affecting everything from your ability to perform simple tasks to your overall mobility and quality of life. Your lower back, or lumbar region, bears the brunt of your body's weight and […]

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May 15, 2024
Understanding Bone Spurs: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Understanding Bone Spurs Have you ever experienced a sharp pain in your foot when taking your first steps in the morning or a nagging ache in your shoulder that won't go away? You might be dealing with a foot or shoulder bone spur. These small, bony growths can develop in various parts of the body, […]

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May 9, 2024
What is Avascular Necrosis (AVN)?

Understanding Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Avascular necrosis, also known as osteonecrosis, occurs when your blood supply to a bone is disrupted due to various factors, leading to the death of bone tissue. This lack of blood flow deprives the bone of essential oxygen and nutrients, causing the bone to weaken and eventually collapse. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Symptoms: […]

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March 21, 2024
Herniated Disc Pain

Have a Herniated Disc? You Should See a Specialist. The Essential Information: A herniated disc occurs when the cushion-like material between vertebrae ruptures, putting pressure on nearby nerves. Herniated Disc Symptoms include: Depending on the severity, your treatment may involve: Why it Matters: Herniated discs can significantly impact your quality of life, causing pain and […]

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December 12, 2023
Unlocking Back Pain Relief - Causes and Solutions for Upper and Lower Back Discomfort

Decoding Back Pain and Its Impact on Daily Life If you regularly wonder, "Why does my back hurt," you're not alone; it is a prevalent ailment, especially for those 45 and over. Back pain can significantly disrupt daily life, whether in the upper or lower regions. From persistent aches to sharp discomfort, understanding the causes […]

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December 5, 2023
What is the Piriformis Muscle? A Guide to Understanding Function, Impact, and Remedies

What Is The Piriformis Muscle? The human body is an intricate network of muscles, each with its unique role in facilitating daily movements. While some muscles garner widespread recognition, others operate discreetly yet wield substantial influence over our well-being. The piriformis muscle is an inconspicuous yet pivotal player, nestled deep within the buttock region. This […]

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November 22, 2023
How Neck Pain and Back Pain Are Related

Neck and back pain are closely interconnected due to the continuous structure of the spine and the shared nervous system. The spine extends from the base of the skull (forming the neck or the cervical spine) down to the lower back (the lumbar spine). Both regions share common functions and mechanisms, such as support, movement, and spinal cord protection.

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October 10, 2023
Welcoming Dr. Saleh to Our Team: A Leader in Spine Surgery

Welcoming Dr. Saleh to Our Team: A Leader in Spine Surgery We are thrilled to introduce the newest addition to our POA team, Dr. Saleh, a distinguished specialist in the field of spine surgery. Dr. Saleh's impressive educational background, unwavering dedication to patient care, and extensive experience make him an invaluable asset to our practice. […]

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September 27, 2023
Treatments for Sciatica

Treatments for Sciatica Sciatica is a painful condition characterized by radiating pain along the path of the sciatic nerve, often accompanied by symptoms like numbness and weakness in the leg. It can be caused by various factors, including herniated discs, bone spurs, tumors, or underlying diseases like diabetes. Effective management of sciatica typically involves a […]

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September 27, 2023
What Causes Sciatica?

What Causes Sciatica? Sciatica is a painful condition characterized by a range of symptoms, primarily radiating pain along the path of the sciatic nerve. Understanding the underlying causes of sciatica is essential in its effective management. Common causes include herniated discs, bone spurs, tumors, or diseases like diabetes. Identifying the root cause of your sciatica […]

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