Spine

  • santa has back pain from lifting too many presents during the holidays

5 Activities That Can Cause Back Pain During the Holidays

If you have a chronic back pain, it’s imperative that you avoid or modify these activities for a pain-free holiday season.
O Come, All Ye Painful?

  • woman suffering from headaches may have meningioma

Having Headaches for No Reason? Get Checked for Meningioma

Meningioma symptoms develop slowly but account for one-third of all brain tumors.
Slow-growing tumors called meningioma can be hard to detect because of their subtlety. They

  • Woman suffers from back pain due to slipped or herniated disc

What Is a Slipped Disc?

Though it sounds like it results in a painful backache, some people can have a slipped disc without even knowing it. Read on to learn

  • female runner has back pain due to spine injury

Myth or Fact: The Spine Is Easily Injured

Designed to bend and twist with every movement, it’s easy to take the spine for granted.
The spine is, literally, the backbone of your body. Besides

  • woman suffering from back pain should see doctor if there is weakness, incontinence, pain in extremities or sudden onset

When Is Back Pain More Than Just an Annoyance?

Do you have back pain when you sit or stand up? There is a crucial moment when it becomes more than just a pain in

  • A man with paraplegia pushes his wheelchair on a city street

Grant Funds Development of a “Bionic Suit” to Help People With Paraplegia Walk

People with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury may eventually get a chance to suit up, walk out the door and feel the ground beneath

  • woman wearing high heels at holiday party but are they causing her chronic back problems

Does Wearing High Heels for Your Holiday Party Cause Chronic Back Problems?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for everything but your feet.
If your holiday party schedule is nonstop, you may be spending more

  • Frank Acosta

The Keck Effect: More Movement

Before comprehensive spinal surgery, Len Newcomb had lost all mobility in his legs. But with the help of our doctors, now he’s walking tall.
Heavy lifting,

  • Stacy Kinsel, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and receives treatment at the USC Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Center

The Keck Effect: More Stamina

Stacy Kinsel was in a meeting with clients one day in 1999 when she suddenly experienced extreme numbness in her legs and feet.
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