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5 WAYS TO AVOID BACK PAIN THIS SUMMER

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 18 July 2016

Did you know that hot weather and severe humidity may result in serious discomfort for individuals who have chronic back pain? When summer arrives, changes in barometric (atmospheric) pressure and humidity levels occur, which can lead to increase back pain levels and inflammation for anyone who has disc issues. However, while there are many people…

SUMMER ACTIVITIES WHICH AGGRAVATE BACK PAIN

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 07 July 2016

Since summer has arrived, along with warmer temperatures and longer days, Americans are spending an ample amount of time outdoors and conducting plenty of activities. However, if you are suffering from back pain, seasonal factors can trigger severe pain and possibly worsen the condition if not careful. For example, summer heat can actually make back…

TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH SPINE PAIN

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 16 May 2016

With the summer season approaching, many of us will be traveling, and that could mean booking a flight on an airplane. Anytime you are sitting in one spot for an extended period of time, your muscles lie dormant and tend to squeeze and tighten up. For those who suffer from spine pain, riding on an…

SURVIVING THE WORK DAY WITH BACK PAIN

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 13 May 2016

Do you work in an office setting? The office chair and the desk are the reason many of us suffer from back pain while at work. Many of these items are not engineered to be comfortable or ergonomic. Also, sitting for an extended period of time in such a stationary position only adds stress to…

DO I HAVE OSTEOARTHRITIS IN MY SPINE?

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 14 April 2016

Spinal osteoarthritis, also known as osteoarthritis of the spine, occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints and the discs of the neck and lower back have worn down, making the bones rub against one another. This most affects the joints where the body places most of the pressure—the weight-bearing joints, such as the hips.…

UNDERSTANDING DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 07 April 2016

time, will separate from the spine. It is a common condition, often occurring due to aging. It does not refer to a specific type of disease, but rather to the symptoms associated with degenerative discs. These symptoms may include numbness, weakness, and general pain. While the condition will vary in severity with each patient, at…

CONNECT WITH ALEXANDER BONE & SPINE INSTITUTE

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 06 April 2016

Proudly serving patients throughout all of South Florida, with locations in both Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Alexander Bone & Spine Institute provides personalized assessments and treatment options for those experiencing neck, back, or spine pain. Home to spine specialist, Dr. Lawrence Alexander, he knows how to deliver optimal results by creating comprehensive treatment plans that…

DO WHIPLASH INJURIES EVER HEAL?

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 21 March 2016

A common question many patients ask is how long whiplash injuries will take to heal? First, it is important to understand the nature of a whiplash injury. This occurs when the head is forcibly moved forward or sideways after being struck suddenly, such as in a car wreck. A whiplash injury is damaging to the…

DOES BACK PAIN CAUSE BREATHING PROBLEMS?

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 14 March 2016

When does back pain lead to shortness of breath? This is a common patient concern and is often difficult to diagnose right away. While shortness of breath is most often thought of as a respiratory issue problem, our Miami spine specialists know that it can be an indicator of other issues. Breathing trouble in connection…

5 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR SURGEON BEFORE SURGERY

By Alexander Bone and Spine Institute | 23 February 2016

It’s common for our patients to be nervous and anxious as operation day approaches. Our Ft. Lauderdale spine surgeon is dedicated to putting their minds at ease by urging them to ask any questions related to the surgical procedure. However, they often don’t know where to start. We’ve learned that patients who are well informed…