Entries by Michael Shen, MD

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain (and How to Prevent Them)

Roughly 80 percent of adults experience lower back pain at one time or another, making it the third most burdensome condition among Americans according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. Thankfully, most lower back pain is “acute” – or short-term – lasting only a few days or weeks. This type of pain typically […]

How I love this spine of mine

The spine is one of the most amazing and important parts of the human body – it’s both strong and flexible at the same time – often more than we even know. We put strain on our spines in the course of everyday life and most of the time, our strong backbones can handle it. […]