Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims.
Researchers have reported that one-third of people 40-59 years have image-based evidence of moderate to severe degenerative disc disease and more than half had moderate to severe spinal osteoarthritis.
Location of inflammation may determine which patients are successfully treated with steroid injections
Scoliosis is defined and diagnosed by an abnormal curvature of the spine. Instead of being straight, the spine deforms into a curve that when x-rayed looks more like a squirmy worm or slithering snake (sorry for this visual!).
"Spondylosis" sounds like it could be a type of plant or cute underwater creature. However, it actually has to do with spinal pain. Unless you've been diagnosed with spondylosis, chances are you probably won't know what it means (or have even heard of it).