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Spine Concepts, Low Back Pain

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Acute low back pain or low back pain with sciatica radiating to the lower leg and to the foot (Figure 1). They are initially treated conservatively fo...


Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve or any of its roots or branches is compressed, resulting in pain in the lower back and buttock. The...

Piriformis Syndrome

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle in the buttock (Figure 1). Piriformis syndrome may be associated with lower lumbar radiculopa...

Vacation Back Pain And Summer Sciatica: 6 Tips

Todd Edelson, PT DPT, Dip. MDT | Posted 08.12.2016 | Fifty
Todd Edelson, PT DPT, Dip. MDT

When you get to your destination, avoid excessive forward bending, the combination of bending and twisting, and using the muscles of your back to lift, especially in the morning.

Outta My Way

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

ignored the wheelchair for weeks. I wanted nothing to do with it. It was a reminder that I am no longer an active, agile young woman accustomed to flitting hither and yon under my own steam. To acknowledge and accept it meant I was officially ancient and disabled.

5 Air Travel Tips to Keep Your Lumbar Spine Limber

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

I don't have a work-around for these issues; however, I do have some tips to help lessen back and neck pain while taking that flight to your holiday destination.

My Sciatica Is Acting Up: 5 Myths About Sciatica

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

When told they have sciatica, many people believe that is their diagnosis. Sciatica itself is not actually a condition or disease, but rather a name for a set of symptoms caused by a spinal condition.

Common Misconceptions About Back Pain

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Back pain is a common medical complaint. People often seek solutions for their back pain from friends and family as well as the Internet. However, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Let's look at some of the most common misconceptions about back pain and set the record straight.

MRI Back Scans Do Not Predict if You Need Surgery

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Despite changes in technology and fancy titanium screws, plates and cages, the overall results of surgery have not significantly improved over the last few decades. This over-prescription of surgery is a huge problem.

Yoga Poses That Can Hurt You

Michaelle Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michaelle Edwards

To be smart and safe in yoga, we need to consider postural alignment and natural joint function, rather than blindly following a list of "must-do" traditional poses and boot camp challenges.

When Is Stretching Not a Good Idea for Back Pain?

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Most patients who develop low back pain have a vague memory that stretching is helpful for the low back and try to fix the problem by doing stretches that target that area, but sometimes, stretching can exasperate the injury and cause even more pain.

No Accident: How My Unplanned Pregnancy Became a Blessing

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

My gynecologist found it humorous that a woman who had battled infertility and miscarriages for years could end up pregnant while on birth control... but I was living proof that the pill is not 100% effective.