Expert advice from spine specialists.
“Text neck” has joined “distracted walking” and “texting while driving” as a buzz phrase to describe a health threat that has emerged with smartphone technology. We have tips to help you protect your neck with proper posture while you text.
Almost all of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. In most cases, back pain will get better without medical treatment, but some symptoms should prompt you to set up an appointment with a Summit spine specialist.
Spine pain can be caused by a number of conditions that create abnormal or excessive motion at a disc segment of the spine. This abnormal motion can create pinching of the spinal nerves and severe pain and disability. When this motion causes severe pain and inability to function that can’t be eased by conservative treatments, spine fusion surgery may be considered.
Many of us spend our days in front of a computer. Summit physical therapist Sam Olson has some tips to help preserve good posture while we work.
The right pillow can alleviate or prevent back and neck pain. We have tips to help you select the pillow that is just right for you.
Inflamed muscles are a common cause of neck and back pain. Understanding the conditions that make you vulnerable to this muscle injury can help you take steps to reduce your risks and protect your neck and back.
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I was 29 years old and had back pain for years. I started having severe sciatic pain that eventually became constant. I was unable to do any of the activities I love and was having to miss work. Dr. Wills did my surgery and when I woke up all the sciatic pain was gone. It was amazing! Dr. Wills even called the morning after surgery to check on me. From start to finish I had nothing but great care from the Summit team. It's been 10 months since my surgery and I'm pain free. Thanks Dr. Wills and his team for giving me my life back.