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It’s Poor Medical Care If The Doctor Isn’t Asking These 8 Questions.

(Print this out, fill it in before your appointment.) Where is your pain? When did it start? How bad is it? What kind of pain is it? (sharp, dull, aching, burning etc.) How often do you feel the pain? (is … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Get Your Doctor to Listen to You About Your Pain.

5 Ways to Get Your Doctor to Listen to You About Your Pain. Organize your symptoms to make it easy for them to categorize pain in the way they learned to diagnose your condition. Write down the following (and provide … Continue reading

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Acute Lumbar Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The lower back is also known as the lumbar spine. It is made of five bones called vertebrae that look like blocks. These are attached to a triangle shaped bone called the sacrum at the lower end of the spine. … Continue reading

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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is one of the forms of arthritis that affects spinal joints. The name is derived from Greek words ankylos and spondylo, which mean “stiffening of a joint” and “vertebra” respectively. It is an immune disease that causes … Continue reading

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Low Back Pain: Cause and Prevention

It is estimated that around 2% to 10% of the people in the US who suffer from low back pain go on to develop chronic pain condition which in turn affects their daily living for almost 3 months. By and … Continue reading

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Your spine can fuse solid.

“My spine fused itself, before they figured out why.” The pain and stiffness from ankylosing spondylitis is treatable, so your symptoms of severe back stiffness should not be ignored as ‘just routine back pain’. It could be due to severe … Continue reading

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Lower back pain

Herniated discs can cause lower back pain The lower back or lumbar spine is made of a stack of 5 block-like bones called vertebrae with a triangular bone attached underneath. These bones are separated by five oval cushions called discs … Continue reading

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