When a person has pain, one of the first medications usually grabbed out of the medicine cabinet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). In this article we will discuss the use of NSAIDs and specifically with back pain. NSAIDs are anti-inflammatory drugs with analgesic and antipyretic properties. Analgesic refers to controlling pain and antipyretic refers… Continue Reading Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs):Details
Whiplash is a very common injury that occurs with the cervical (area related to the neck) spine. The majority of people who experience whiplash are due to a deceleration injuries such as a car accident. The motion that occurs with these accidents is a backward then forward motion stretching all the muscles and ligaments in… Continue Reading Whiplash InjuriesDetails
Many patients often ask, “Does being overweight affect back pain?” This a common question echoed throughout any orthopedic clinic. The truth is, yes, weight can affect your spine and cause pain. The spine is built to carry the weight of the body. The spine is very efficient at completing this function. The weight carried comes… Continue Reading Obesity and Back PainDetails
Our own Richard Kube, MD recently presented at the recent International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery 2015 Conference, the largest of its kind in the world, which took place in San Diego, California.
Winter is coming to an end, and the spring months are here, and soon the yard work will be piling up. Many people will deal with back pain this spring that could be avoided. Nine out of ten people will have low back pain in their lifetime.