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
Recently, my 80-plus-year-old dad was visiting with his brother, and the conversation quickly turned to health issues. What medications are... Read more »
Take it from me: maintaining your weight while entering middle age – especially for a woman – can be really difficult. I have to admit... Read more »
Trust me, it’s really easy to slow down – or even to stop – as you reach middle age. First of all, there are those darn aches and... Read more »
Lately, I’ve found that my hips have stiffened up. According to my massage therapist, part of the reason is due to lower back issues that... Read more »
Did you know that hip bursitis can mimic back pain? Even though doctors know this, 20 percent of the LBP cases caused by hip bursitis aren't properly... Read more »