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Tips for Managing Neck and Back Pain

Low back and neck pain is often a result of strained muscles that support the spine. Learn about treatment, prevention and when to call a specialist.

Man waking up with back pain

Sciatica Pain in the Back or Legs Has Many Possible Causes

Sciatica refers to pain in the lower back and legs caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve. Learn more about what causes sciatica and the treatment options available.

Jacqueline Dienes and Robert J. Berkowitz, MD at the UH Center for Orthopedics

Walking Back to Mobility One Step at a Time

Jacqueline Dienes suffered from neck, lower back and lower extremity pain for years. After trying a variety of non-surgical options, she underwent two surgeries and today feels like a new woman.

kyphosis

Rebuilt Spine Gives Teen Confidence

Tony gained confidence (and three inches in height!) after undergoing an intense, 12-hour surgery to correct his forward and sideways spinal curvatures.

Trey Clark as an infant with his NICU nurse and today with Lynn Woo, MD.

This 8-Year-Old Doesn't Allow His Diagnosis To Define Him

William “Trey” Clark had more intense medical procedures in his first week of life than many do in a lifetime, so this fun-loving 8-year-old doesn’t sweat the small stuff.

osteoporosis

The Most Reliable Way To Know if You Have Osteoporosis

There are no symptoms for osteoporosis until something breaks. If osteoporosis is so dangerous, so common, and so silent, how can we know if we have it?

scoliosis

Scoliosis: What Parents Need To Know

Scoliosis is a disorder in which the spine curves sideways. This usually looks like a “C” or “S” shape. The most common type is called adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and this typically shows up between the ages of 10 and 15.

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Good News About Back Pain: It's Often Temporary

At some point in life, almost everyone will experience some degree of back pain. In fact, it’s one of the top reasons for hospitalization and the second leading cause of missed work.

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