How to Reduce Back Pain at the Office

Sitting in an office chair. Staring at a computer screen. These are just some of the actions we perform every day while working, whether we’re at a corporate or a home office.

5 Common Causes of Neck and Shoulder Pain

Often, neck and shoulder pain is experienced simultaneously. Whether it comes after an injury or from gradual wear and tear, this combination can significantly reduce your range of motion, thus affecting your everyday routine.  Before treating your pain, it’s important to find out what’s causing it. Below are five of the common causes of shoulder […]

Everything You Need to Know About Spondylolisthesis


Spondylolisthesis is when one vertebra is unstable and slips on the vertebrae below. Often occurring in athletes, it can be asymptomatic or can cause severe pain.  Here we will uncover what spondylolisthesis is, what causes it and how it’s treated. What is Spondylolisthesis?  Deriving from the Greek words “spondylos” and “listhesis,” which translate to “spine […]

7 Things to Do for a Healthy Spine

Our spines are the foundational support for our entire body. How cool, right? But, like Uncle Ben said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” To keep our spine powerful and able to do its job, it’s our responsibility to keep it happy and healthy. 

Tips for Buying a Spine-Safe Mattress

When we sleep, our body is able to completely relax, allowing it time to heal and get rejuvenated for the next day ahead. If you’re dealing with a back injury or disorder, quality sleep is especially important for your healing process. One way to improve your quality of sleep, whether you’re healing from an injury or not, is to use a spine-safe mattress. Here, we’ve outlined some tips to help you buy a mattress that will be safe and comfortable for your back, neck and spine.

Six Gifts to Give Your Friend with Back Pain

While the holidays are a happy time for most, people who suffer from back pain can often dread this time of year. Put your friends and family with back pain first this holiday season by buying them a gift that can provide relief well after Santa has gone back to the North Pole. Here are six gifts you can give your friend with back pain this year!

Herniated Disc: What It Is, Causes & Our Treatment Methods

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the incidence of a herniated disc is about 5 to 20 per 1,000 adults annually, which is a large number considering there are nearly 330 million people living in the United States alone. And, because symptoms vary between patient to patient, some of which cause no pain at all, they frequently go undetected until pain and severity increases, causing limitations in day-to-day activities. At Petersen Neurospine, we treat this condition quite often. Below we share what a herniated disc is, what causes it and how we help you treat it.

Six Spine-Saving Tips for Your School Aged Kids or Teens

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School is back in session, which means your children and teens will be spending countless hours sitting at their desks, hunched over computers or studying into the wee hours of the night. These long hours sitting and studying in the same position can lead to long-term back pain and spinal issues. 

5 Ways to Improve Your Well-Being During National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month! At Petersen Neurospine, we want all of our patients, family members and friends to live their healthiest lives. Below are five ways you can improve your well-being and spine health during National Wellness Month and beyond. Stretch  When it comes to improving your wellness, stretching is something you can easily […]

Four Types of Back Pain & Conditions That Typically Affect Women

National Women’s Health Week was May 8-14. The week focused on why women should prioritize their health and personal wellness routine. This got us thinking about spine health and the conditions that typically plague women more than men. While some of these conditions can affect women at an early age, most women see these problems when they are post-menopausal (50+). Learn more about some of the common causes of back pain in women below.

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make for a Healthy Spine

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We’re sure you’re seeing this and thinking – “Great…another New Year’s resolutions article.” But, hear us out! Your spine will continue to support you for the remainder of your life. So, why not make some simple changes this year to improve the health of your spine forever?

Spinal Stenosis: What It Is and How We Can Treat It

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Spinal stenosis can simply be defined as the narrowing of the spinal canal which can cause pressure on the spinal cord as well as the nerves within the spine. This type of injury typically progresses over time as a result of age and other medical issues.

Neck Pain: What Causes It, Severity Levels and How It’s Treated

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We define neck pain as “the sensation of discomfort in the neck or cervical area”. The neck is extremely vulnerable and at-risk for injury. This is due to its location and range of motion. Neck pain can last for a week to several months, depending on the severity of your injury and when you began treatment.

Celebrate World Spine Day on October 16, 2021

October is National Spine Health Awareness Month and the 16th marks this year’s World Spine Day. The purpose of World Spine Day is to highlight the burden of spine pain and other spinal conditions that people across the world face on a daily basis.

Meet Dr. Petersen – Fellowship-Trained Surgeon

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Dr. Bendt P. Petersen is an orthopaedic and neurospine surgical specialist with over twenty years in operative clinical practice. He is a fellowship-trained surgeon whose practice is the only one in the Mobile-area devoted exclusively to the treatment of your spine. Dr. Petersen completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery as a Daniel […]

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