Have You Heard About the McKenzie Method?

If you’ve been experiencing back pain and have been doing some independent internet research, you may have come across a description of the McKenzie Method of physical therapy. The McKenzie Method was developed by New Zealand physical therapist Robin McKenzie nearly 60 years ago after he realized that some of his back pain patients experienced… Continue Reading

Study Reveals 10-Year Success From Cervical Spine Surgery

At the recently held American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, researchers presented the results of a study showing that the use of an artificial cervical disc provided patients with significant post-surgical satisfaction 10 years after the device was implanted. This is important information for patients and surgeons alike, as the test… Continue Reading

Using Tennis Balls to Help Minor Back Pain

There are many different types of back pain. Short-term muscle pain from over-exertion is an entirely different problem from damage that has been done to the structures that make up your spine, but that doesn’t change the fact that they can cause real discomfort. If you are struggling with a knot in your back and… Continue Reading

What to Do For Back Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great hope and joy, but also of significant discomfort. Though heartburn and difficulty sleeping are part and parcel of the process, back pain is the problem that seems to surprise and bother women the most. There’s no question that pregnancy puts tremendous stress on the body’s muscles, and it only… Continue Reading

Study Confirms Comparable Outcome for Inpatient and Outpatient Cervical Discectomy

If you’ve been experiencing neck pain along with weakness and pain in your arm or hand, you may be suffering from a herniated or degenerated disc in your neck. If you come to our spine specialty practice for this condition, our cervical spine specialist will initially suggest a conservative approach that includes physical therapy, and… Continue Reading