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Can You Get Bone Spurs on Your Spine?

neurosurgeon showing places for bone spurs on spine

Bone spurs are abnormal bone growths caused by friction. While bone spurs are often associated with the heel, the reality is that a bone spur can occur anywhere on your skeleton where friction occurs. That makes the spine a prime spot for bone spurs. Can You Get Bone Spurs on Your Spine? Bone spurs usually … Read more

Back Safety in the Workplace

Illustration of back safety in the workplace.

Whether you are an employer or an employee, it is important to focus on reducing the risk of physical pain at work. Managing back safety in the workplace is essential to preventing chronic pain and other long-term problems. Your local spine surgeon Dr. Yashar wants you to get familiar with the common causes of back … Read more

Common Habits that Cause Back Problems

woman in kitchen holding back in pain

The human body is a complex machine, and the spine is one of the central components that allows us to function normally. Unfortunately, modern life isn’t well attuned to taking care of our spines and supporting muscles. There are several bad habits that make back pain fairly common even among relatively young Americans. Luckily, there … Read more

What are the Symptoms of a Spine Tumor?

Doctor shows results to old patient x-ray of the lungs, smoking cigarettes problem

There’s no such thing as a fun tumor, but spinal tumors can be particularly frightening due to the effects on your nervous system. Fortunately, these effects act similar to an early warning system. They let you know something is wrong so you can immediately seek professional help. For more information regarding spinal tumor treatment in … Read more