Tag: lower back pain

Understanding Lumbago

Mark W. McFarland, DO The term “lumbago” may remind you of the TV show, Sanford and Son, where the main character, Fred Sanford, would hobble around, holding his lower back and calling to his wife, Elizabeth, in heaven.  He often complained of lumbago.  We don’t hear that term as much anymore, but it simply refers… Read more »

What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

The Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction As an orthopaedic surgeon, I treat a very wide range of musculoskeletal conditions on a daily basis. Some patients improve by taking an anti-inflammatory medication, others need physical therapy to retrain muscles to interact with and support their bones, while other patients will eventually need surgery…. Read more »

Spinal Stenosis: A Painful Condition Prevalent in the Senior Population

A recent study  published by Boston University has determined that lumbar spinal stenosis affects 4.71% of the general population, seemingly a very low number.  However, 47.2%   of individuals in the 60-69 age group have lumbar spinal stenosis on their MRI scan, which is a significant number.  The individuals  that actually  are diagnosed with severe stenosis… Read more »