Nancy Schuttenhelm, 72, imagined her life after retirement would be slow and easy. When her back pain became chronic, it felt like life had come to a halt.
Neck & Back Pain Stories
“Hello, is anyone there?” yelled Brenda Trimble, 79. She thought she heard someone coming. Should she call out louder? She felt for her phone.
The spine is complex — made up of 24 bones, vertebrae, ligaments, discs, joints, muscles, tendons and an intricate bundle of nerves that sends signals throughout the entire body — which is why spin
Bihn Pham, a 69-year-old Lake Forest resident, stands at the edge of the pool preparing to leap into the crisp water. An avid swimmer, he explores new techniques as he gets in his daily exercise.
Every day, millions of people wake up to debilitating back and neck pain. Simply walking from their bed to the bathroom can send sharp shooting pain down their spine, and even radiate to their arms and legs. Too often, the search for pain relief results in an unresolved – or even exacerbated – condition. The Center for Spine Health at Orange Coast Medical Center opened in June to help individuals suffering from neck and back pain find suitable and effective treatment and support.