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Americans are Living Longer, but So Are Our Spines

According to a recent national study from Parker, one of America’s leading aging services organizations, most Americans appear hopeful and optimistic about aging.

“This survey underscores how American society’s views on aging are changing for the better, especially as the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age and beyond,” says Roberto Muñiz, President and CEO of Parker. “Seniors are staying more vibrant, active, and connected well into their seventies, eighties, nineties, and beyond, and society is beginning to embrace that fact.”

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What is Sciatica?

In order to best understand sciatica, it’s important to first understand the literal “ins and outs” of what it’s caused by, what it feels like and how to treat it.

The first misconception to address is that sciatica is not an actual medical diagnosis- it’s a symptom of a medical condition.  More specifically, it’s the uncomfortable symptom of tingling, numbness, weakness or pain running from the lower spine, through the buttock, into the back of the thigh and down through the foot- the route of the largest single nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve.

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Bigger is Not Better for Back Surgery

With minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) advancements, people with major back conditions have some exciting new treatment options. Understanding the best option for your back needs begins with better understanding what MISS is and the benefits it delivers.

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Get Back to Living Without Pain

If you are a weekend golfer, avid skier, outdoor enthusiast, or simply a dedicated desk-job employee, you may experience back and sciatica pain (tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the leg). If that pain has not responded well to conservative care, you may be a candidate for an exciting new alternative to open spine fusion surgery.

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Winter Shoveling Tips  

Shoveling snow is one of the most thankless cold-weather tasks. Up north, they have giant plow trucks and snow-blowers to move unwanted snow. Unfortunately, here in Arkansas, it is up to us to move the nasty stuff manually, unless you want to wait a few days until it has melted! But if you need to get out, it can be treacherous as thawing snow during the day turns to icy frozen sheets at night. Removing the snow from your walks and driveway is the safest way.  Here are some tips to help you get through this necessary evil without injury.

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5 Bad Habits You Don’t Know Are Causing You Back Pain

You hear about the typical reasons for back pain all the time; a slipped disc, a work injury, a genetic disorder. But you may not know all the things you do on a daily basis that indicate you’re headed towards a whole heap of pain. Back pain often isn’t an instantaneous thing. It usually occurs as a culmination of things that have happened to your body over the years. So, we’ve put together the top five bad habits that you might not even know are contributing to your pain or might contribute to pain in the future.

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National Yoga Day Stretches to Ease Back Pain

Whether young or old, male or female, chances are you’ll experience back pain at some point in your life. Whether you drink hot tea or sweet iced tea, whether you’re a world traveler or homebody, chances are an injury, poor posture, or aging will affect the way you sympathize with chronic back pain sufferers. We have the expertise, staff, and passion for treating back pain for every walk of life, but there are things our patients can do at home – like yoga – to help prevent or help alleviate inflammation.

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