Spinal stenosis occurs when one or more bony openings (foramina) within the spine begin to narrow and reduce space for the nerves. This process can occur within the spinal canal (where the spinal cord runs down the center) and/or in the intervertebral foramina where spinal nerves exit the spinal canal.Read more →
Archive for the Back Pain Category
As most people are well aware, good nutrition and a balanced diet are important components of overall health. What may surprise people with back problems is that diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight also play a major role-specific to back health—including the prevention of many problems and improved healing.Read more →
Stress. Anxiety. Low moral support. All of these and other psychosocial factors have been linked as potential causes of neck pain. When tension and stress build in the neck, muscles may feel tight or achy. Neck pain may also spread to the shoulder or be accompanied by a headache. Let’sRead more →
Stretching for Back Pain Relief
Regularly stretching the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the spine is an important element of all back exercise programs. Stretches designed to alleviate neck and back pain are likely to be prescribed by a doctor, physical therapist, or spine specialist.