The origin of the pain is often unknown, and imaging studies may fail to determine its cause. Disk disease, spinal arthritis, and muscle spasms are the most common diagnoses. Other problems can also cause back pain, however.
Strain and injury to the muscles and ligaments supporting the back are the major causes of low back pain. The pain is typically more spread out in the muscles next to the spine, and may be associated with spasms in...Read more
With co-pays, deductibles, and bills to pay, it seems like everyone is in a pinch lately. And although medications are effective at... Read more »
Even back pain caused by a spondylolisthesis and lumbar stenosis can be treated with physical therapy. Because spondylolisthesis and lumbar... Read more »
More and more studies show that controlling patients' pain and getting them moving after a total knee replacement (TKR) gives the best results.... Read more »
When the pain of arthritis doesn't go away, replacing the problem joint may be an option. For the knee, the procedure to implant a new joint is... Read more »
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a mystery. Every year 15,000 people in the United States are affected. After trauma of some kind to the arm... Read more »