Why Does My Upper Back Hurt?
Upper back pain is, unfortunately, quite prevalent in our industrialized society. Most office jobs create numerous opportunities for it, and a largely sedentary lifestyle outside of work can further aggravate it. While it’s usually not a symptom of a greater injury, pain in the upper back can still interfere with your daily life and prevent […]
Biking Injuries: Lower Back Pain
Leaning over your bike for long rides will inevitably lead to lower back pain or stiffness. Low back pain from cycling can progress if you do not treat it properly, becoming chronic and causing further issues like spinal nerve compression or sciatica. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to prevent and treat low […]
Weightlifting Injuries: Herniated Discs
Weightlifters know back pain all too well. From belts to altered positions, to foam rolling, weightlifters need to constantly avoid and treat back aches and strains. Unfortunately, no method can guard your back and neck against injury 100% when you lift weights regularly. Because of this, the orthopedists and pain management specialists at New York Bone and Joint Specialists often […]
Here’s How You Should Be Treating Your Low Back Pain
Lower Back Pain is one of the more common presentations to a doctor. Almost everyone will experience lower back pain at least once in their lifetime. Inactivity, lack of proper exercise, being overweight, smoking, family history, jobs or tasks that require heavy lifting, or frequent repetitive activities are just some of the risk factors. Weekend warriors […]
What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?
Many types of upper or mid back pain are caused by poor posture. Sitting or slumping for long periods of time can have a serious impact on or mid-spine, which can cause pain to radiate throughout our back, neck, head, and upper extremities. This condition is known as thoracic outlet syndrome. Your thoracic outlet is the […]
Runners: Here’s How You Should Deal With Low Back Pain
With the nice weather comes the urge to get outside and get moving! All runners will be hitting the tracks, trails, and streets more than ever. With increased activity though, comes the inevitable low back pain. Here’s how to tackle low back pain before it keeps you from enjoying your runs. Running is an activity that […]
Simply Sitting Can Cause Your Back Pain
You wake up in the morning, back stiff and with a dull ache. You get to work, trying to feel ready for the day, but your back is still bothering you. Sitting down at your desk, catching up on emails from the weekend, you try to forget about it. By the end of the day, […]
What Are Epidural Steroid Injections?
What Are Epidural Steroid Injections? Epidural steroid injections are a treatment for pain, commonly given for chronic painful disc and nerve conditions in the back. The injected steroid serves to treat inflammation and nerve compression, which are the main causes of pain. When conservative pain treatments have been used, but have not relieved the pain, […]
What Is Sciatica?
One of the most common complaints seen by orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine specialists, as well as primary care physicians is “sciatica”. But, what exactly is it? Sciatica is a symptom of pain in the leg, at times associated with tingling and numbness, and even weakness. There are many causes of sciatica. It is important to […]