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Radiculopathy: Could Your Leg or Arm Pain Be Caused by a Spinal Problem?
Posted on July 10, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

If your leg hurts, you might logically assume there’s something wrong with your leg. But you might be wrong. Sometimes pain, tingling, numbness, or other symptoms in one part of your body can actually be caused by problems in another part of your body. 

For instance, radiculopathy—a condition in which nerves in the spinal column become compressed or irritated—can show up as symptoms in the arms, shoulders, back, hips, or legs.

Different types of radiculopathy

Where your symptoms show up will depend on what part of the spine is irritated.

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How Using Computers and Smartphones Can Affect Neck and Spine Health
Posted on June 05, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

Sometimes it’s called "tech neck," sometimes "text neck." It's the stiffness and pain that can come from staring down at a smartphone or laptop for hours on end each day.

When your head is in a neutral position, looking straight ahead, the muscles in your neck are holding up about 10-12 pounds. Shift your neck down to about a 45-degree angle, and you're requiring those muscles to hold the equivalent of about ...

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Runners and Spinal Surgery
Posted on May 21, 2019 by Neuromicrospine

Can I Start Running Again After Back or Neck Surgery?

If you love to run but have been sidelined by back pain, you’re probably wondering if you’ll be able to run again after surgery. The short answer is probably—but don’t rush it.

Whether running is appropriate for you and how soon after surgery will depend on what kind of surgery you have and how your recovery is progressing. The final advice should always come from your doctor, but here are some general guidelines.

Recovery time will generally take longer with a spinal fusion procedure than with disc...

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