What Is a Herniated Disk?

A herniated disk, also known as a slipped disk, is a protrusion of the central portion of one of the flat, circular pads found in the joints between the bones of the spine (vertebrae). A slipped disk can cause symptoms by pressing either on a nerve leaving the spinal cord…

Back Pain Signs & Symptoms

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Signs and Symptoms of Back Pain Back pain can be constant or intermittent. Intensity of the pain can vary from a dull ache to searing agony and the onset may be sudden, with or without apparent reason, or gradual. Most back pain resolves in a few days or weeks with…

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Overview of Low Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common conditions. Any number of problems can cause low back pain, from muscle spasms, to cancer and other serious conditions. The lower back is made up of three elements: the vertebrae, the discs that separate each vertebrae, and the muscles and ligaments that…

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Overview of Back Pain Neck and back pain, especially pain in the lower back, is one of the most common health problems in adults. Fortunately, most back and neck pain is temporary, resulting from short-term stress on the muscles or ligaments that support the spine rather than from a serious…

Home Care Services for Macomb County, MI

Spine Anatomy At birth, the human spine is composed of 33 interlocking bones, called vertebrae, which stack upon each other at a slight angle to form the spine’s S-shaped curve. This distinctive curvature helps the spine act as a shock absorber when we move while still supporting the body’s weight. The…

Preventing Back Pain: Improve Posture, Lift Safely

Because back pain may recur, it is especially important for anyone with a history of back problems to take steps to reduce their risk of damage to the spine and related structures. Measures that can be used for prevention include paying close attention to posture and body mechanics (habitual ways…