1. Conditions That Cause Neck Pain

    Experiencing neck pain is something we all get to go through at some point. Unfortunately, there is really no way to avoid it. Many times, we can chalk the pain up to sleeping in a funny position or wrenching our necks the wrong way, but if you've ever wondered if something more is going on, you aren't alone. At the Spine Institute of North America, we have helped many people suffering from neck p…Read More

  2. Is Your Neck Pain Serious?

    We've all woken up and realized we're going to have to get through the day without turning our heads because of neck pain. Neck pain can be startling and have a debilitating effect on your daily life. You're ready for it to leave the instant it shows up, and much like any kind of spinal pain, it can be unnerving. You never know for sure how long the neck pain will last, and if it persists for a wh…Read More

  3. 2 Common Types of Arthritis

    At the Spine Institute of North America, we have the ability to manage and treat spinal arthritis and its symptoms. As we’ve worked with patients from around the world, we’ve learned that people don’t really understand just how extensive arthritis actually is. There are over 100 types of arthritis, and they cause pain for people every day. Understanding what you’re dealing with is key to t…Read More

  4. What Happens When You Don’t Do PT

    People often see physical therapy as a form of detention. They get through their operations, and they just want to be done; they don't want to go back for additional appointments. We understand. Nobody wants to have back troubles in the first place, and all too often, the journey to a solution is exhausting and far longer than we want. Having to stick around for PT is the last thing you'd logicall…Read More

  5. Insights into Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

    The medical world is full of long terms and acronyms that can be daunting and frustrating for anyone just trying to find relief. A big part of the whole battle is just understanding what the experts are talking about! At the Spine Institute of North America, we always do everything we can to support our patients, including taking the time to sit down and ensure they understand just what we're talk…Read More

  6. Common Back Pain and Why It is Serious – Part 2

    For many people, back pain is a daily companion, and not a welcome one. In our years treating hundreds of people with back pain, we have met many people who have accepted the pain as normal and formed their lives around it, when in fact, they have options. We're not talking about the people with practically-catastrophic injuries who have no doubt treatment is necessary; we're talking about people …Read More

  7. Recovering from Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery

    We always talk about how one of the biggest benefits of minimally-invasive spine surgery is the short recovery time, but what are we really talking about here? One of the most common questions we get is just that: how long is recovery — really? We understand our patients' concern. Any sort of operation is a disruption, even if it's just a day or two. People usually have jobs or other commitments…Read More

  8. How to Sleep When You Have Back Pain

    At the Spine Institute of North America, we specialize in eliminating back pain as quickly as possible. However, solving back pain is a process that can last several weeks or even months, depending on how long it takes to diagnose and fully address the issue. During that time, you need to take care of yourself, and sleep is extremely important. Good quality sleep gives your body a chance to lower …Read More

  9. How to Prepare for a Spine Consultation

    Back pain can make even the most simple activities difficult. Sleeping, cooking, sitting, driving...activities you took for granted become almost too painful to complete. Making an appointment with a specialist, waiting for that appointment, and getting through that appointment can all be part of the activities that you just don't want to face. However, if your pain isn't going away, getting help …Read More

  10. Common Back Pain and Why It is Serious – Part 1

    Back pain is troublesome in many ways, but one of the ways it troubles the team at the Spine Institute of North America is this: it is so commonplace that people assume they just have to live with it. Everyone experiences some level of back pain at one point or another, and while some people are lucky and can wait it out, many people have serious issues that go untreated because they think/hope th…Read More