Texas Center for Spine Surgery Blog

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28

August

10 Tips to Safe Lifting

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), manual material handling contributes to over half a million musculoskeletal disorders reported in the United States. Musculoskeletal disorders include strains to the lower back, shoulders, and upper limbs. These conditions can result in prolonged pain, disability, medical treatment, and financial pressures

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06

August

Benefits of Having Correct Posture

Poor posture results from certain muscles tightening or shortening while others lengthen and become weak. While genetics can contribute to poor posture, typically it stems from poor habits, daily activities, and even a lack of self-confidence.

Back Pain and Posture

Back pain stemming from poor posture is the third most common reason

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22

July

5 Types of Physical Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

You will likely experience back pain at some point in your life. However, the cause of chronic back pain can be a variety or combination of different things, including:

Poor posture
Improper carrying or lifting of objects
Being overweight
Specific conditions (curvature of the spine)
Traumatic injury
Poor sleep posture
Improper healing of damaged nerves
Arthritis
Poor sitting or

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10

July

Can Massage Therapy Help Back Pain?

Neck and back pains can be excruciating. At its worst, the pain will affect your performance in day to day activities. In most cases, the pain will wear off without medication or any intervention. However, ignoring the situation might worsen the pain.

You might consider massage for back pain but before

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Woman Doing Yoga for Spinal Stenosis Exercises in Dark Room

26

June

Spinal Stenosis Exercises That Can Reduce Tension

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which your spinal canal begins to narrow, which can cause pain and additional problems. The condition is most common in adults over the age of 50. There are three main types of spinal stenosis: foraminal stenosis, central stenosis, and far lateral

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Man Demonstrating Degenerative Disc Symptoms

21

June

Signs and Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Recent reports find that approximately one-third of Americans aged 40-59 have evidence of degenerative disc disease. Despite the name, degenerative disc disease is not a disease, but a natural occurrence that occurs with aging. Aging is the most common reason for degenerative disc disease, but some additional risk factors that

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Woman Receives Spinal Fusion Rehab Treatment

11

June

Recovering From a Spinal Fusion

As of 2008, it was estimated that over 413,000 spinal fusions are performed in the United States every year. Spinal fusion is a type of spinal surgery that’s used to correct the vertebrae of the spine. The procedure aims to fuse together two or more vertebrae to help them heal

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Woman Demonstrating Arm Pain Symptoms

03

June

How Arm Pain Can Be A Symptom of Spinal Conditions

Lower back pain and spinal pain is incredibly common for working adults in the United States. It’s estimated that 80% of Americans will experience back problems at some point in their lives. However, while back pain may be a common occurrence, it should not be ignored. Back pain can be

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Woman Suffers from Sciatica Symptoms

30

May

The Signs & Symptoms of Sciatica

Back pain is common for many adults. In the United States, more than half of working Americans report experiencing some form of back pain. If your back pain is especially excruciating, seems to be worsening over time, or is constant, it can be an indication of a spinal condition. Keep

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21

May

Quickly Recover from a Pulled Back Muscle

Lower back pain is typically caused by damage caused to the soft tissue that supports your lower spine. The lower spine depends on this soft tissue to support your back and hold it upright. When this tissue is put under strain, you can experience a pulled back muscle. While a

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