Entries by Maria Hopkins

Symptoms of a Herniated Disk

Herniated discs can cause a variety of different symptoms, but those symptoms can vary depending on where the disc herniation occurs in your spine. Below, we take a closer look at the symptoms of herniated discs based on where they develop in your back.

Are You Doing These 3 Things To Your Neck?

It’s alarming but true that some common, everyday actions can be bad for your neck—especially if they’re done frequently. Working to break these common habits can do a world of good for your neck health, preventing pain and stiffness.

What Leg Pain and Numbness Might Mean

Source: Spine Health / By: Grant Cooper, MD Leg pain and numbness can be experienced in many forms—some patients describe the pain as aching, searing, throbbing, or burning, or like standing in a bucket of ice water.

Could Your Neck Stiffness Mean Meningitis?

Source: Spine-Health / By Stefano M. Sinicropi, MD, FAAOS Meningitis is a serious condition that occurs when the meninges—protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord—become infected and inflamed. Early symptoms can be similar to the flu. However, having a stiff neck in addition to flu-like symptoms could be a key clue that meningitis is the […]

Text Neck – A Modern ‘Epidemic’

What is next neck? Text neck is a modern spine condition caused by looking down at a wireless device such as a smartphone, tablet, or other handheld device for too long. This ailment is an increasingly common issue, and if not taken care of, could lead to lifelong neck pain.

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion

What is the sacroiliac joint? The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the sacrum to the ilium bone of the pelvis (see diagram below). This joint is responsible for bearing upper-body weight and transmitting it to the pelvis and legs.