Tips for Flying With Neck and Back Pain

Whether you’re flying with a pre-existing condition causing your neck pain or you start feeling back pain after a flight, you should understand how a several-hours flight can impact your spine. If you’re already a frequent flier or taking your first overseas flight, you have more options to prevent or alleviate back and neck pain… read more

Preventing Joint Pain While Exercising: A Guide for Active Adults

Joints connect your bones to each other, creating the movement and motions that allow your body to do all of the things you need it to do during the day. When you’re feeling good, you probably don’t think about all of those movements. But if you’re one of the 14.6 million Americans who suffer from severe… read more

When to Seek Care for a Pinched Nerve

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When you’re suffering from a pinched nerve, the suffering can manifest through a variety of aches and pains. While some of these may go away on their own, others can become persistent, affecting your quality of life for their duration. Since they can cause such a range of symptoms, and with their duration unknown, when… read more

How to Adjust Your Posture to Reduce Disc Pressure

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For many of us, sitting at a desk for eight hours a day is a simple and unavoidable fact of life. And while it may seem a bit counterintuitive, sitting down to “take a load off” can actually add quite a bit of pressure to our backs. When our back is in its ideal position,… read more

Common Causes of Back Pain and Ways to Treat It

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If you’re suffering from any type of back pain, almost every aspect of your life can be limited. Sleeping is reduced, carrying anything can prove nearly impossible and many aspects of a job can become extremely difficult. Because you often can’t get the recovery time you need, suffering can seem to last forever. Spinal issues,… read more

Common Back Problems in Younger Athletes


Many teens and younger adults are eager to get involved in sports, whether through their school, private group or informally. At this age, these activities offer a great outlet for energy, encouraging exercise, good sportsmanship and the value of teamwork. However, the downside is a significant risk of injury. Back injuries are often associated with… read more

Conditions That Cause Neck Pain


Experiencing neck pain is something we all get to go through at some point. Unfortunately, there is really no way to avoid it. Many times, we can chalk the pain up to sleeping in a funny position or wrenching our necks the wrong way, but if you’ve ever wondered if something more is going on,… read more

Is Your Neck Pain Serious?


We’ve all woken up and realized we’re going to have to get through the day without turning our heads because of neck pain. Neck pain can be startling and have a debilitating effect on your daily life. You’re ready for it to leave the instant it shows up, and much like any kind of spinal… read more

2 Common Types of Arthritis

At the Spine Institute of North America, we have the ability to manage and treat spinal arthritis and its symptoms. As we’ve worked with patients from around the world, we’ve learned that people don’t really understand just how extensive arthritis actually is. There are over 100 types of arthritis, and they cause pain for people… read more