non-surgical back pain

Tips for a Healthy Back

A combination of high-calorie diets, inactive lifestyles and increasing hours in front of the desk or computer have caused more and more Americans to gain weight, putting them at risk for chronic health problems, such as back pain and arthritis.   The following highlights some quick and easy lifestyle tips for back pain sufferers at […]

Lighten Your Load With Lifting Weights

Doing more repetitions with less weight builds muscle and increases strength just as effectively as training with heavy weights, a new Canadian study indicates. The critical factor in muscle gain is pushing yourself to the point of fatigue, according to the researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. They examined how different combinations of weight […]

Treating Sports Injuries Non-Surgically

Injuries sustained during physical activity are often very painful. But just because you are injured does not mean you need serious, invasive surgery to get better. The expert doctors at Non-Surgical Orthopaedics specialize in non-surgical sports injury treatment. We firmly believe that your body can heal completely with conservative treatment involving pain management, rehabilitation, exercise, and […]

Stress Feeds Pain: Sleep Disorders

Sleep is an important bodily function, but it is difficult to get the sleep we need to be well-rested in our society. Many adults report problems sleeping; stress in our lives makes the problem worse and puts us at risk for the development of sleep disorders. Over half of people with anxiety disorders also report […]

What is Chronic Pain?

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain — pain that lasts longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating.     With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years. This can take […]

Prolotherapy-An Emerging Treatment for Musculoskeletal Pain and Injuries

Prolotherapy (or Regenerative Injection Therapy) was originally used by Hippocrates over 2500 years ago to help a javelin thrower’s shoulder pain. The concept was investigated, utilized, and refined by George Hackett, MD, over 70 years ago, and has been used by many other physicians since, including the former Surgeon General of the United States, C. Everett […]

The Importance of Proper Body Mechanics for Physical Labor

Proper body mechanics is of major importance when engaging in physical labor. Your back and spine depend on proper body mechanics to remain healthy and fully functional. The key to utilizing proper body mechanics in the work place is to learn how to properly lift or move objects without causing undue stress to your body. Lifting You […]

How Yoga Helps in Decreasing Back pain

Performing yoga has helped many people to manage their back pain; it also leads to an improvement in mood and ability to function.  Patient who practice yoga have more success in pain management than those who reply on only conventional treatment. In a recent study, a group of people were tasked with attending a yoga […]

Tips for Creating an Ergonomic Office Space

When you are working in an office environment, you may not realize the impact that your job has on your body. In fact, sitting at a desk for prolonged periods can cause you injury to the spine, shoulders, and wrists. You can minimize your chances of incurring these injuries by designing an ergonomic space at your […]

Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease

You are able to move freely without causing severe impact injuries to your spine because of the spongy, shock-absorbing discs that separate each of the spinal vertebrae. These discs are unlike the bone they support because they are soft, gel-filled, and flexible.   Degenerative disc disease is a common term associated with back pain, as […]