Tag Archives: back pain

Jason H. Thompson, MD

Stenosis? Arthritis? What is the difference?

  One of my patients asked me about the difference between Spinal stenosis and Arthritis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in the spine (backbone) that results in pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots (National Institute of … Continue reading

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Jason H. Thompson, MD

Is Your Office a Pain in the Back?

  The New York Times Well blog recently addressed some concerns about back pain among office workers; specifically, the type of back pain experienced by workers who spend their days hunched over computers at their desks. The article discusses the … Continue reading

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Erica Bryant, DPT

Spring Into a Walking Program

  Hello! My name is Erica Bryant and I am a physical therapist at Valley Medical Center. I am excited to be joining Dr. Lundin and Dr. Thompson as a new contributor to the VMC Spine Blog. Springtime is here … Continue reading

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Jason H. Thompson, MD

Smoking and Back Pain

  A study published in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery reported some interesting results regarding smoking and back pain. Previous research has shown that smoking is associated with a higher risk of surgical … Continue reading

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David Lundin, MD, FAANS

How can I get rid of my back pain?

  The very first question most people ask me when they come in for an appointment (or if they meet me at a social gathering and find out I’m a spine doc) is, “How can I get rid of my … Continue reading

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