What are growing pains?

Many children and teenagers experience growing pains. Growing pains are cramping, achy muscle leg pains that can start as early as age three and may reoccur in adolescent years. Growing pain may occur in the late afternoon or evening and may even cause kids to wake up crying at night. Despite the name, growing pains… Read more

What are slipped disks?

The spine is made up of the vertebrae (the bones), which have cartilage discs between them. Discs have a tough, fibrous outer membrane with a central gel-like core. They make the spine flexible and at the same time act as shock absorbents. Do disk’s actually slip? The discs are firmly fixed between the vertebrae and… Read more