Conditions

I'm an Adult: Why Do I Have Scoliosis Now?

To help shed light on the distinctions between adult and childhood scoliosis, SpineUniverse spoke with Kevin R. O’Neill, MD, MS, a spine surgeon who specializes in both adult and pediatric scoliosis.

Role of Trigger Points (Myofascial Pain Syndrome) in Neck Pain

Neck pain can be caused when trigger points, also called myofascial pain syndrome develop in the muscles of the cervical spine, shoulders and upper back.

Spine Muscles in Pain? Myofascial Pain Syndrome May Be to Blame

Myofascial pain syndrome is back or neck pain caused by tight or twitching muscle and fascia trigger points. Many treatment options, including trigger point injections, can help manage spine pain.

Sex and Back Pain

Back pain can disrupt a sexual relationship. However, back pain doesn’t have to mean no more sex. It does mean that you’ll have to make some adjustments. Dr. Corners discusses this common concern of back pain sufferers and offers solutions.

Tips for Better Sex … even with Back Pain

The results of SpineUniverse's national survey on Sexual Satisfaction and Back Pain indicate that back pain is ruining the sex lives of many people.

What is Syringomyelia?

Syringomyelia (see-ringo-my-lia) is a progressive disorder in which a fluid-filled cyst, or syrinx, forms within the spinal cord. Given time.....

Cervical Spondylosis: Patient History and Case

Cervical spondylosis is spinal osteoarthritis affecting the neck. This patient case reviews the evaluation and treatment of a woman who developed spondylosis as a result of a car accident.

Cervical Sports Injuries: The Stinger

A stinger, sometimes called a burner, is an injury that occurs when the head or neck is hit to one side causing the shoulder to be pulled in the opposite direction.

Exercise and Chronic Pain

Why exercises is important if you have chronic back pain offers 4 benefits and how to get started.

Surgery for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Surgery for sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is rare, but if non-surgical treatments, such as exercise and medications, haven’t worked for you, surgery may help you manage pain.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction Medications

There are several medications that can help you manage sacroiliac joint (SI joint) dysfunction. The medication you take will depend on your symptoms as well as the cause of your SI joint pain.

Exercise and Physical Therapy for Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Exercise and physical therapy can significantly help you manage sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction.

How to Start Your Osteoporosis Prevention Plan Today

Even if you have osteoporosis, these steps may help you keep strong bones and prevent spinal compression fractures.

Managing Chronic Back or Neck Pain

Treating chronic pain is a challenge, but you have many options: injections, surgery, spinal cord stimulation, and more.

Keeping Your Back Healthy as You Age

Five ways to help keep your back and neck healthy as you grow older.
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