Spinal Pain

Chronic spinal pain affects one out of every five Americans, making it one of the most common health complaints in the country. Some of the most common causes include degeneration, muscle strain, mechanical problems and vertebral fractures from osteoporosis. Since the lower back carries most of the body’s weight, pain in that area is more common than in the upper back. ...

Arthritis

According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders that is not fully understood. This condition has many causes and can get in the way of or stop physical activity as different types of tissue are destroyed. Osteoarthritis is a common condition caused by gradual wear and tear on the joints. Arthritis   Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, ...

Acute Headaches

Acute headaches can be caused by daily stress, referred pain from tired eyes, neck strains or even upper back issues. The most common cause of headaches is lack of sleep. Since so many causes exist, acute headaches can be difficult to treat. A pain doctor can classify headaches as being primary, which means they are caused by a disease or ...

Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone. Jumping, climbing and strenuous exercise can strain the tendon and calf muscle, which can cause the type of inflammation known as tendinitis. This injury can be mild enough that it can be treated by over-the-counter medications or so severe that it must be repaired surgically. Chronic tendinitis can cause ...