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Elizabeth Millard

About Elizabeth Millard

Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health and wellness. Her work has appeared in HealthCentral, Women’s Health, Medscape, Everyday Health, and many others.


Articles Written by Elizabeth Millard

Spinal Stenosis Center

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. It's one of the most common back pain causing conditions and has a variety of causes.

Spinal Deformity Surgeries See Sharp Rise

What’s driving an uptick in long fusion? It’s not as simple as an aging population, says Comron Saifi, MD. Find out more.

Is Back Pain Affecting Women’s Lifespans?

Women, especially after menopause, are more prone to back pain than men, but a 2021 study points out why that might be even more dangerous than previously suspected.

Do This to Avoid Compression Fractures in Your Spine

Vertebral compression fractures happen as people age thanks to lower bone density. Here's how to prevent them.

Kyphosis Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Kyphosis can refer to the normal curvature of the spine. However, this information is about abnormal kyphosis, which is spinal curvature causing a hunchback or slouching posture.

Herniated Disc: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Herniated discs (slipped discs or ruptured discs) occur when cushion-like pads between vertebrae move out of position and, for some, press on adjacent nerves. Learn more about this spine condition here.

Assessing Bone Health for Spinal Fusion: Novel Technique

Is high-resolution quantitative computed tomography poised to replace DXA scans before spinal fusion? Find out why or why not.

Sciatica: Treatment Options

Sciatica pain is often caused sciatic nerve compression created by a herniated disc or spinal stenosis in the low back. Non-surgical or surgical sciatica treatments are recommended based on the patient's diagnosis or cause of sciatica symptoms.

Don’t Lose Muscle Mass When You Have Chronic Back Pain

Sarcopenia—losing muscle mass—and back pain tend to go hand-in-hand. Our expert has tips for keeping your body fit and your back healthy in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond.

Could This Drug Be the Next Big Thing in Back Pain Treatment?

New medications such as tanezumab may provide options for treating back pain. Is it available? Is it effective? Is it right for you? Learn more about tanezumab for back pain.

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