Back Pain

Back Pain

Back Pain

There are many causes of back pain, and unfortunately most adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The type of pain experienced, as well as the duration and severity of the pain...Read More

Thoracic Or Lumbar Sprain/Strain

A thoracic or lumbar sprain or strain involves an injury to the soft tissues of the back. Sprains involve injury to ligaments or discs and strains refer to muscle and tendon injuries. The thoracic region is located in the upper portion of the back and the lumbar region is in the area of the lowe…Read More


Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves sideways or away from the middle of the back. Most cases of scoliosis are mild, but extreme cases can cause difficulty with lung function and breathing.

Nerve Impingement (Radiculopathy)

Radiculopathy is a condition in which injury that occurs near the root of a nerve located in the spine causes pain, tingling, weakness or numbness in other locations along the nerve pathway. Symptoms may be felt in the arm, shoulder, hand, wrist or fingers if the impingement is in the cervical vert…Read More

Muscle Spasm

A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle or feeling of muscle tightness that usually occurs suddenly, is often painful, and typically does not last long. Muscle spasms are similar to muscle cramps. Muscle spasms have many causes, but if they are caused by an injury that is not trea…Read More

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease relates to changes that occur in the discs throughout the spine as a person naturally ages. The spinal discs, which function as shock absorbers for the spine, separate the vertebrae, and allow the spine to remain flexible, break down over time and can cause painful conditi…Read More


There are many type of arthritis, a condition that primarily causes inflammation, pain and limited mobility in the joints. Symptoms of arthritis are caused by a breakdown of cartilage surrounding the joint, which normally acts like a shock absorber and prevents bones from rubbing together. Some type…Read More


Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which a vertebra located in the lumbar spine (lower back) cannot maintain its position and slips forward onto a bone below. If the vertebra slips too far, there may be nerve impingement or nerve damage. The condition ranges from very mild (no symptoms apparent) …Read More

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction refers to pain that is experienced in the sacroiliac joint. The joint sits next to the spine, connecting the sacrum (the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine) to the iliac bones of the pelvis. The joint connects the spine to the pelvis and supports a great deal o…Read More

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve, causing pain along the nerve in the buttocks, back of the leg and lower back. The piriformis muscle runs from the sacrum in the pelvis to the outer hip bone and is used in the rotation of th…Read More


Sciatica refers to pain, tingling, numbness or weakness felt in the legs due to compression of or injury to the sciatic nerve in the lower back. Pain begins in the lower back and radiates through the buttocks and down the leg. Sciatica is not an injury in and of itself, but is the result of an inj…Read More