Can’t shake your aches? Blame the stuff you puff: Smoking can increase your risk of developing chronic back pain, says new research from Northwestern University. In the study, people with subacute back pain—soreness that lasted between 4 and 12 weeks—who smoked were three times more likely to report chronic aches a year later than those…Details
Becker’s ASC Review recently named Dr. Richard Kube one of the 36 Spine Surgeons Under 40 and 240 Spine Surgeons To Know 2014! Dr. Richard Kube, MD, is the CEO, founder and owner of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill., which focuses on the treatment of spinal disorders, research and education. He is…Details
Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. While normal wear and tear of an aging spine is a common cause, there are certain activities that can increase an individual’s chance of developing back pain. Especially during while traveling to see loved ones, it’s important to remember these tips to prevent…Details
Limping can be the origin of back pain or a symptom of back pain. Limping occurs when pain, symptoms or weakness in the back or lower extremity alters your gait. The leg on the injured side is not functioning correctly, so it lacks its proper movement pattern.
What’s causing my back pain? You can probably blame your growing uterus and hormonal changes for your aching back. Your expanding uterus shifts your center of gravity and stretches out and weakens your abdominal muscles, changing your posture and putting strain on your back. It may also cause back pain if it’s pressing on a…Details