Coastal Orthopedics Blog

The Aging Spine: Injuries and Risk Management

The spine is a complex series of 24 vertebrae along with the fused bones of the sacrum and coccyx that form the very center 

of the skeleton. This vertebral column is a strong and flexible structure that supports the head, houses the spinal cord, and provides an attachment point for the ribs. The spine is made up of four major components: the vertebrae, joints, nerves, and disks. All four of... Read More

Lower Back Pain: Causes, Reasons, and Relief

By:Rob S Williams, MD April 28, 2017 back pain, lower back pain

At some point or another, most of us--about 80% of all adult Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health--experience lower back pain. It’s the single biggest cause of worker disability, and it leads to more missed work days than any other medical complaint. It’s also ranked as the third biggest cause of poor health and mortality in the U.S., right behind heart disease.

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