Author: Texas Spine Associates

Back Spasms: Causes and How to Find Relief

You’re sitting quietly at a meeting or at dinner and you suddenly get up. At that moment you are hit with a crippling back cramp. You grab your back and wonder what the heck happened. It was probably a back spasm. It came on in just a second and lasted a minute or two before the pain began to diminish. If you have ever had one (or more than one), keep reading about back spasms, causes and how to find relief.

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The Dangers of Leaving Whiplash Injury Untreated

Frequently whiplash is the result of a car accident, sometimes it can be a fall, or even playing certain sports. It will hurt the first day or so, but if the pain is relieved by over-the-counter medications, you may be tempted to do nothing further. That would be a mistake. The dangers of leaving whiplash injury untreated can last a lifetime.

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Am I a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Most everyone deals with back pain at some point in their life. If it becomes chronic and is diagnosed as a serious condition, a doctor might recommend surgery to treat the pain. There is a monumental difference between traditional open surgery and one which is minimally invasive. If you suddenly find yourself in this position, your first question might be: am I a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?

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Is My Back Pain Serious?

If you experience on and off back pain, you are not alone. Many adults have pain in their back while doing certain chores, moving in awkward positions, or even putting on their shoes. In some cases the pain is not serious and will go away, however, there are instances where the pain is serious and you should seek care from a spine specialist like Texas Spine Associates in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Bulging vs Herniated Disc: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between a bulging disc and herniated disc? Bulging discs are sometimes called “slipped” discs, whereas a herniated disc can be called a “ruptured” disc. Ruptured sounds a bit more serious and, in fact, it causes more pain. That is just the first difference. 

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The Link Between Scoliosis And Other Health Issues

Although scoliosis normally is diagnosed in childhood or early puberty, it can develop in adulthood too. It is an abnormal curvature of your backbone or spine which runs down your back. Everyone has a small amount of curve, but if you have scoliosis, your spine curves to the left or to the right, making it look like the letter C or S. There are several health issues associated with having scoliosis. Let’s review the link between scoliosis and other health issues.

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