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

What Happens When You Don’t Do PT


People often see physical therapy as a form of detention. They get through their operations, and they just want to be done; they don’t want to go back for additional appointments. We understand. Nobody wants to have back troubles in the first place, and all too often, the journey to a solution is exhausting and… read more

Insights into Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease


The medical world is full of long terms and acronyms that can be daunting and frustrating for anyone just trying to find relief. A big part of the whole battle is just understanding what the experts are talking about! At the Spine Institute of North America, we always do everything we can to support our… read more

Common Back Pain and Why It is Serious – Part 2


For many people, back pain is a daily companion, and not a welcome one. In our years treating hundreds of people with back pain, we have met many people who have accepted the pain as normal and formed their lives around it, when in fact, they have options. We’re not talking about the people with… read more

Recovering from Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery


We always talk about how one of the biggest benefits of minimally-invasive spine surgery is the short recovery time, but what are we really talking about here? One of the most common questions we get is just that: how long is recovery — really? We understand our patients’ concern. Any sort of operation is a… read more

How to Sleep When You Have Back Pain


At the Spine Institute of North America, we specialize in eliminating back pain as quickly as possible. However, solving back pain is a process that can last several weeks or even months, depending on how long it takes to diagnose and fully address the issue. During that time, you need to take care of yourself,… read more

How to Prepare for a Spine Consultation


Back pain can make even the most simple activities difficult. Sleeping, cooking, sitting, driving…activities you took for granted become almost too painful to complete. Making an appointment with a specialist, waiting for that appointment, and getting through that appointment can all be part of the activities that you just don’t want to face. However, if… read more