Articles about back pain


The Anatomy of the Ligaments in the Spine

Last updated: 03/03/2021

The spine has a number of ligaments that help bind the column as a whole. These ligaments connect the individual bones together, and they help form the intervertebral...

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How Are Axial Spondyloarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis Related?

Last updated: 03/02/2021

When learning about spondyloarthritis, it's easy to get confused about terminology and categories. The terminology is particularly confusing because doctors have been changing...

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Ankylosing Spondylitis and Spine Pain

Last updated: 03/02/2021

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is one disease found along a spectrum of inflammatory arthritis conditions that affect the spine and sacrum. The broader spectrum, known as axial...

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The Relationship Between Joint Pain and Obesity

Last updated: 03/02/2021

Our joints carry the weight of our bodies. The more weight you have to carry, the harder it is for your joints to work properly. Even small changes in weight can significantly...

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Is My Lower Back Pain Cancer?

Last updated: 03/01/2021

While back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek care from a primary doctor, it is very rarely a sign of cancer. Most often, back pain is caused by injury,...

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The Anterior Horn and Motor Neuron Diseases

Last updated: 03/01/2021

The spinal cord is made up of grey matter and white matter. If you were to cut it cross-sectionally, you would see the grey matter in the shape of a butterfly surrounded by...

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How to Develop Normal Spinal Rotation

Last updated: 03/01/2021

Healthy spine rotation is an important aspect of preventing injury. And rotated vertebrae or "twisted spine" can result from spine, nerve, or muscle disease—or from harmful...

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The Stress Fracture Spondylolysis

Last updated: 02/28/2021

Spondylolysis is a word that is used to describe a condition where there is a stress fracture in a specific region of the spinal column. This region of the spinal column, called...

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What Is Spondylolisthesis?

Last updated: 02/28/2021

Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which a vertebra in the lumbar (lower) spine slips out of normal position, sliding forward (or sometimes backward) relative to the vertebra...

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Chiropractic Terms for Treating the Spine

Last updated: 02/28/2021

Chiropractic terms are used to describe specific types of chiropractic techniques and care. A big aspect of chiropractic care is applying calculated force to spinal joints...

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