In most known cases, pain begins with an injury, after lifting a heavy object, or after making a sudden movement. Not all people have back pain after such injuries, however. In the majority of back pain cases, the causes are unknown.
Intervertebral disks begin deteriorating and growing thinner by age 30. One-third of adults over 20 show signs of herniated disks (although only 3% of these disks cause symptoms). As people continue to age and the disks lose moisture and shrink, the...Read more
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Did you know that approximately one-fourth of adults in the United States experience back pain at least once during a three-month time... Read more »
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The world of orthopedics is full of unusual problems. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head in young adults is one of the more difficult challenges.... Read more »
Are you 55 years old or older and still pain free? Chances are you have osteoarthritis and don't know it. X-rays show arthritic changes in eight out... Read more »