What is Spinal Stenosis?

What is Spinal Stenosis? Stenosis is just a fancy way of saying narrowing, spinal stenosis is just a fancy way of saying that you have narrowing in your spine. Now while spinal stenosis isn’t strictly arthritis of the spine (called spondylosis. Confusing, I know.), arthritis of the spine is a very common cause of spinal stenosis. Bulging disks and vertebrae that don’t line up quite right (called spondylolisthesis, just to confuse you more), can also cause spinal stenosis or narrowing of the...

Sprained Ankle Treatment

Sprained Ankle Treatment  At some point everyone sprains their ankle, in fact I sprained my left ankle the other day during a run, and I’m currently dealing with it as I write this article. A sprained ankle is the most common reason for missed athletic participation. Most of the time we are focused on our sprained ankle, and then it just kind of goes away. We forget about it, until we sprain it again! Even though it may hurt a lot at first, you can stay positive about your sprained ankle...

The Doctor Says I have Spondylosis, What Should I do?

The Doctor Says I have Spondylosis, What Should I do?Here’s the scenario. Your on the older side, and your back or neck has been bothering you a little more than normal. At your most recent doctor’s visit, you figured you would mention it. They decided that it may be worth getting an x-ray, so that’s exactly what you did. Now, your doctor’s office has called you to tell you that the radiologist says that you have spondylosis in your spine. “What the hell does that mean?”, you think. Sound...

How do I Know if I Have a Herniated Disc?

How do I Know if I Have a Herniated Disc?  When most people hear the phrase “herniated disc”, they probably think of their uncle or dad lying on the ground in pain. You may have even been told that you have a herniated disc, and are thinking that you don’t want to end up like them and go down that road. The truth is that a lot of people are walking around with herniated discs and don’t even know it. Some have pain and some don’t. Some need surgery, but most won't.  What is a herniated...

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