Smoking and Back Pain
There is no shortage of information on the health risks of smoking. But can smoking actually affect your back pain? For smokers, the lifetime risk of developing a spinal fracture is increased by 32% in men and 13% in women. Smoking can negatively affect back pain in quite a few ways. Some of them may …
Stress and Back Pain: Cause or Effect?
Back pain and stress can become a painful cycle. Back pain can cause stress and that stress- if not dealt with quickly- can lead to even more back pain. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States estimates that stress accounts about 75 percent of all doctors visits. Back Pain Causes Stress …
The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
For many years, there was only one widely accepted strategy to treat chronic back pain: traditional invasive spinal surgery. However, advances in modern technology over the past few decades have provided us with tools and techniques that allow physicians to treat back pain much more efficiently.