Why Upper Back Pain is Different

Regardless of where your spinal pain originates, it can still become bad enough to reduce your ability to lead an active lifestyle. However, there are aspects of your upper back that make this type of pain different from neck and lower back pain. Common Causes of Upper Back Pain Treatment for upper back pain depends […]

Staying Active For Neck Pain Relief

Do your neck and shoulders ache? In the past, you would have been told that rest was the key to pain relief. Nowadays, however, doctors are saying that it is better to keep moving than to rest. There is specific evidence that stretching and muscle strengthening is an effective treatment for people with neck and […]

Symptoms of a Cervical Herniated Disc

Spinal discs play a crucial role as shock absorbers between the vertebrae. They support the upper body and allow for a wide range of movement in all directions. If a disc herniates, your normal everyday actions can be a painful experience. A cervical herniated disc happens when the inner core of the disc in the […]

An Accurate Diagnosis for Lower Back Pain

Your recovery from back pain starts with an accurate diagnosis. There are many structures in the lower back that can cause pain. This makes finding the source of your pain difficult. While some diagnoses are straightforward, like tumors, infections, or fractures, for many conditions it is hard for spine specialists to agree on a concrete […]

Nutrition for Back Health

For those with back pain, you know the little things can make a big difference in your spine. Good nutrition and a balanced diet are important for overall health, but they can also help your back pain. The bones, muscles, and other structures in the spine need proper nutrition so they are strong enough to […]

Taking Care Of Your Back During The Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, it is time to prep for family gatherings, travel, and gift giving. All this excitement and preparation can cause a fair bit of stress for some people. When we are under stress our muscles tense, which can cause problems for people with back or neck pain. This can make […]

Exercising Through The Pain

For those who suffer from a lower back condition, your doctor may recommend exercise as part of your treatment. The goal of back strengthening exercises is to condition the muscles to better support the spine and withstand stress, leading to pain relief. However, what if exercise exacerbates your lower back pain. With conditions like a lumbar herniated disc […]

Sleeping With Back Pain

Do you suffer from lower back pain? You’re not alone. Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability across the world. One aspect of taking care of your spine is learning how to sleep properly. However, sleeping can be hard when your back aches. Tossing and turning with a hurt back doesn’t make for […]

Myths about Backpacks and Kids

Kids have a lot to deal with at school. Between homework, quizzes, and traversing through their physical and emotional development, back pain should never be a concern for them. As parents, our job is to help our kids wear their backpacks safely by making some easy adjustments and tweaks. However, there is a lot of […]

Flying with Back Pain

Traveling by airplane is often not the most fun or easy way to travel, but flying with back pain can cause added stress.  The seats in airplanes are not always the most comfortable or supportive. Unless you are in first class, most likely you will find the seats smaller and uncomfortable with minimal leg or […]