Brent A. Felix, MD - Blog
Maybe you remember being screened for scoliosis in school. Or your own child has been treated to straighten a curving spine. But scoliosis is not restricted to children and adolescents; adults can develop scoliosis too.
Kyphoscoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine in both the lateral — scoliosis — and forward — kyphosis — directions. It results in a complex three-dimensional shape, leading to a noticeable rounding or hunching of the back.
Some people may find that walking helps relieve sciatica pain. However, it is important to have a good walking technique to reduce the risk of worsening pain.
It is not common for pain to get worse after a medial branch block (MBB). However, this could happen if there are complications during the procedure that result in nerve damage.
For patients with odontoid fractures, surgical stabilization is associated with a reduced rate of nonunion and mortality at 30 days and one year, according to a study published online June 12 in Neurosurgery.
Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), along with pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. However, not everyone with AS experiences fatigue.
When back pain doesn’t go away on its own, it can be a sign of reinjury or an underlying condition, like a herniated disk. But seemingly minor things, like your posture, can also play a role.
Low back pain may be helped with certain exercises, specifically those that strengthen the muscles in your core and glutes and stretch your hip flexors.
Dangerously low blood pressure is considered an "invisible" consequence of paralysis, adding to the woes of as many as 9 out of 10 people with spinal cord injuries. Now, a new implant has been developed that treats the problem by delivering electrical stimulation to a select group of spinal neurons.
Keeping hips and knees at a 90-degree angle and using back support may help alleviate lower back pain. It is best to avoid slumped positions and sitting cross-legged for long periods.