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Understanding Back Pain Seminar

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
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Understanding Back Pain Seminar

Back Pain Insights to Improve Your Whole Life

Free and Open to the Public

Back and neck problems don’t just hurt: they can have many other effects on our lives and overall health.

That’s why Shasta Orthopaedics is presenting a free seminar to help you understand the causes of back and neck problems and learn about the latest treatment options.

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A Healthier You In 2015 Series: Gardening And Back Problems

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Gardening And Back ProblemsFive Ways to Avoid Common Back Problems Caused By Gardening

It’s that time of year again. Warmer weather has returned, birds are singing and our thoughts have turned to growing things outside. While exercise and fresh air are generally thought of as good things, many gardening activities can lead to significant back pain. Before you put your garden gloves on and grab that shovel, prepare yourself and your body by following these five simple practices.

What Is Lumbago?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Lumbago Is Lower Back Pain

Lumbago Is Lower Back Pain

The term Lumbago refers to discomfort or pain in the area of the lower back. The level of pain can range from mild to severe, and can be acute or chronic. In many cases, the pain from Lumbago can also radiate into the pelvis and upper legs.

Lumbago Symptoms

If you have any or all of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from Lumbago:

  • lower back pain or discomfort
  • lower back stiffness
  • soreness in pelvis or upper legs
  • muscle spasms in back
  • pain upon rising
  • tingling sensation in legs
  • curvature in spine

Back Pain In Children

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Back Pain In Children

While back pain in adults is relatively common, children are more flexible and their bodies are more resilient, thus making back pain among that population less common. Because chronic or severe back pain can often be caused by a more serious medical problem, medical providers are more likely to treat such issues very seriously.

Here are some common back conditions that appear among children:

Scheuermann’s Kyphosis (rounded back) – A common cause of middle back pain, Scheuermann’s kyphosis occurs when vertebrae become wedged, causing a rounded, or hunched, back. Children with Scheuermann’s kyphosis may complain of pain in the curved part of the back, and that pain may increase with activity.