Uncovertebral joints are joints in the neck that stabilize and allow for movement. In some cases, these joints can swell or become enlarged, causing stiffness and pain.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of arthritis that mainly affects the spine, lower back, and sacroiliac joints.
Cervical stenosis (CS) is the medical term for the narrowing of the spinal canal in the cervical or “neck” region of the spine. In CS, the upper part of the spinal canal becomes narrowed, compressing the spinal cord and nerve roots in this area.
Spinal arthritis includes a range of degenerative conditions affecting the joints in the spine. The condition may cause swelling and pain. Imaging scans may also show changes to the bone structure.
Tightness in any of the muscles around the SI joints can interfere with the joints and cause lower back pain. Stretching the muscles may bring relief, while strengthening exercises help reduce the chances of the injury recurring.
Minimally invasive spine surgery is a type of spine surgery that requires smaller incisions and does less damage to muscles and tissue. Spine surgeries that require less cutting and moving have become more common thanks to advanced tools and robotics.
Results showed rehabilitation before minimally invasive spine surgery for adult spinal deformity may be independently associated with a shorter length of stay and lower rates of readmission and reoperations.
It seems like everyone I know has some type of back pain. My husband and I both suffer from back pain but mine is a dull ache at the end of the day while he seems to have shooting pain. Why are our backs so susceptible to pain and how do I know when we should talk with our doctor?
It's not your imagination: Your back has definitely gotten achier and more injury-prone as you've aged. But what's behind the growing discomfort, and is there anything you can do to make it go away?
Results showed patients who underwent lumbar facet arthroplasty with a total spine system had low complication rates and significant improvements in patient-reported outcome measures at 1-year follow-up.