Tag: back pain

Muscle Spasm

How Long Do Back Muscle Spasms Last?

The duration of back muscle spasms can vary depending on the severity of the spasm and the underlying cause, and can span between a few minutes to a few hours per episode.

Cervical Pain

What Is ‘Text Neck’ and How Do You Correct It?

‘Text neck’ is a term used to describe the distinctive forward-leaning deformity of the neck caused by prolonged use of mobile devices such as smartphones. It can lead to stiffness, pain and deformity in the neck.

Muscle Spasm

What Is a Back Muscle Spasm?

A back muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of one or more muscles along the spine. This can lead to muscles becoming tense or sore.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

How Is Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosed?

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition that affects joints of the spine. It is usually diagnosed through a combination of physical examination, taking a history, as well we running imaging and blood tests.

Back pain

Short Leg Syndrome Back Pain Treatment

Short leg syndrome is a condition that is more commonly referred to as leg length discrepancy. People who suffer from SLS have an imbalance in the structure of their lower body, which can alter their posture and lead to leg, foot, hip, knee and back problems.

Back pain

Referred Pain – When Back Pain Is Spreading Elsewhere

Referred pain is pain that is triggered in a specific part of the body, but you feel pain elsewhere, rather than at the local site of the triggering point.

When it comes to the spine, certain back and neck problems may cause referred pain to other parts of the body.

Back pain

What are some common back pain red flags?

When a nerve in the neck becomes trapped, it can lead to pain the neck, shoulders, and even headaches, along with muscle tension, stiffness, and potentially other symptoms as well.

Lower back pain

Lower Back Muscle Pain – Causes and Treatment

Some of the most common muscle-related issues that lead to pain in the lower back include muscle overuse, injuries to the lumbar spine, as well as weak muscles. When the muscle imbalances are addressed, the pain in the lower back should then subside.