1. What’s Causing Your Back Pain?

    When you experience back pain, you may be quick to blame it on something that you did recently, such as lift weights at the gym or go on a long hike in the mountains. While physical exertion can cause pain and discomfort, the exertion may have exacerbated an existing condition, rather than being the cause of the condition. At the Colorado Spine Institute (CSI) in Loveland, we can help you pinpoint…Read More

  2. What is Paget’s Disease?

    In our last post on spinal conditions, we talked about osteopenia and how it can affect your spine. In this blog, we’ll look at another condition that not many know about, but that affects more than 200,000 people in the United States every year. Paget’s disease is a medical condition that disrupts the replacement of old bone with new bone. It can be found in the skull, the pelvis, the legs, a…Read More

  3. Three Causes of Back Pain During the Holidays

    Thanksgiving is only a little over a month away, and as you begin preparing for the holiday season, it’s important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well. Chronic back pain can be quite the hindrance to enjoying this time of year, and if you’re experiencing discomfort, the Colorado Spine Institute (CSI) in Loveland is here to help. If you have a herniated or bulging disc, or a c…Read More

  4. What is Osteopenia?

    You’ve most likely heard of osteoporosis, but another condition known as osteopenia is almost just as common in America. Much like osteoporosis, osteopenia leads to decreased bone density that can increase the chances of a person experiencing a bone fracture. The decreased density isn’t nearly as severe as what can be found in someone with osteoporosis, but it can be serious nonetheless. At th…Read More

  5. Preventing and Easing Discomfort

    Living with back pain can be difficult, especially if you deal with it all day as you go through your regular routine. It’s there when you wake up, it persists as you sit at your desk, and it’s still with you when you go to bed. You’ve tried certain treatments and may take daily medication to prevent and ease your pain, but it never truly goes away. At the Colorado Spine Institute (CSI) in L…Read More

  6. Are You a Weekend Warrior?

    The term “weekend warrior” may be one that you’ve heard before, and you may even identify as one yourself. The term can refer to those who lead busy work lives during the week, and therefore only enjoy other activities on the weekends. It can also mean those people who spend each weekend training for a 10K, a mountain bike event, or another sporting activity. Regardless of what you spend you…Read More

  7. The Importance of Spine Protection in Sports

    We’ve written about sports-related injuries before, but it’s always good to reiterate the importance of protecting your spine during competition. Athletes who participate in contact sports obviously run a greater risk of spinal injury, and those who have an existing condition, such as degenerative disc disease or sciatica, could be at a higher risk for chronic pain following a game. At the Col…Read More

  8. Is Your Furniture Helping or Hurting Your Back?

    A few months ago, we wrote about binge-watching your favorite TV shows and what that can do to your back. Now that the colder weather is on its way and you might be planning to spend some more time inside watching TV and movies, we thought it important to encourage you to think about your furniture and how it can help or hurt your back. At the Colorado Spine Institute in Loveland, we want every pa…Read More

  9. Back Pain During the Fall

    Now that August is nearly over, people are turning their attention to the arrival of fall in Colorado. This means shorter days and cooler weather, and while some people will be on the couch watching football, others will be out raking leaves. No matter what you’re doing this autumn, it’s important to take care of your back. If you’ve experienced back pain in the past, it’s imperative to sa…Read More

  10. The Causes and Treatments for Pinched Spinal Nerves

    If you are experiencing sharp, intense back in your back or neck, it could be the result of a pinched nerve. This is a common cause of back pain and a spinal condition treated often in our Loveland office. But what causes the nerves in your spine to become pinched? Can you prevent it? And what treatment options are available when it happens? Our spinal doctors have answers. What Causes Pinched Ner…Read More