Is Cold or Heat More Effective for Back and Neck Pain Relief?

Acute or Chronic Pain When your back or neck pain is acute and there is soft tissue swelling, ice or cold helps to lower the swelling. That’s usually the case for most musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries including knee, ankle, neck, back or shoulders. Ice or cold is also helpful after spine surgery to help lower […]

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4 Home Remedies That Can Alleviate Your Neck Pain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1850″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Affecting anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of the population at one time or another, neck pain is almost as common as back pain. Fortunately, most instances of neck pain are temporary and don’t necessarily require going through a spinal fusion procedure. In fact, neck pain often responds well to a little rest […]

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How Sleeping Positions Can Lead to Spine Pain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1845″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]The 33 bones of the spine are fairly durable, yet still vulnerable. Supporting muscles, joints, and tissues are also susceptible to strain. If you’re not being mindful of how you sleep, you could find yourself experiencing some degree of back pain during your waking hours due to added muscle stress and spinal misalignment. […]

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How Do You Know If You Have a Pinched Nerve?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1841″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text]Pain from a pinched nerve is rarely something that goes unnoticed or ignored for too long. If you’re experiencing sudden or persistent pain, especially around your spine or in seemingly unrelated areas like your legs or arms, the culprit may be a nerve that was “pinched,” or suddenly compressed or temporarily irritated. Consider […]

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5 Habits That Lead to Back Pain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1839″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]If you’re like 80 percent of the population, you’ve probably experienced some degree of back pain at one time or another. Though there are many possible sources of discomfort affecting the spine and its related parts, some bad habits can also contribute to back pain. Marina del Rey spine surgeons discuss 5 of […]

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Cycling and Lower Back Pain

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”1986″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]While it may seem like the most likely place for a cyclist to experience pain is in the leg or hip area, a high number of cyclists also experience lower back pain. In fact, there are a number of aspects of the sport of cycling that can cause this type of injury. The […]

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