How Back Pain Can Impact The Rest of Your Body

Doctor assessing patient with back pain

Your back is made up of 33 individual bones called vertebrae, which connect to 31 pairs of nerves – not to mention the number of facet joints, tendons and muscles that surround these elements. So, it really is no surprise that your painful symptoms can extend far beyond just your back.  Interested in finding out […]

At-Home Exercises To Help Relieve Back Pain

Woman stretching

Back pain can crop up any time of day, any day of the week, without any regard for plans you might have had, or tasks you needed to complete. It can be a nuisance, really putting a damper on your day.  But thankfully, there are some exercise programs and home remedies you can try to […]

Treatment of Lower Back Pain – Therapies and Non-opioid Medications

Treatment of Lower Back Pain -Therapies and Non-opioid Medications

This article serves as a natural follow-up to the article “What Causes Low Back Pain?” begin to answer what treatment options are available for low back pain. These options can be split into surgical and nonsurgical treatments. This article will begin to focus on the latter. Nonsurgical treatments can again be split into three categories: […]

What 4 Things You Should Look for in a Great Spine Surgeon?

Female spine surgeon talking about x ray

So, you need spine surgery? Maybe you’ve already been through a conservative treatment plan with your primary care doctor, or you’re just looking for a second opinion on the diagnosis and treatment options. Either way, it’s important that the spine specialist you choose is right for you.  Unfortunately, the choice is a little more complicated […]

5 Ways to Treat Chronic Back Pain Without Surgery

Woman with chronic back pain sat on a bed

Chronic back pain can really disrupt your life, preventing you from doing your favorite things and even limiting mobility in some cases. Whether your pain is caused by an injury or a condition like degenerative disc disease, it is possible to experience long term pain relief without surgery. Here, we’ll answer some of the most […]

Living with a Spinal Cord Stimulator

Spine Cord Stimulation Consult

If you’ve found yourself on this blog then it’s likely because you, or a loved one, are embarking on spinal cord stimulation surgery to have the device permanently implanted.  This kind of surgery can be used as a form of pain management for a range of conditions, from chronic back pain to spinal stenosis.  So, […]

What Causes Lower Back Pain

If you have found this article, it likely means you have some basic questions about the back. Namely, why does my back hurt and how do I make the pain go away? If I may restate the questions: What are the possible causes of lower back pain and what are the solutions to this pain? […]

Perfect Your Backswing without Throwing Out Your Back

golfer

A sunny day with blue skies led you to the golf course. Your buddy of twenty-three years was hoping to score a birdie but ended up with an aching back. Was it his golf swing technique? Or his aging body? Back problems happen to the best golfers like Tiger Woods, and if not careful, they […]

Quick Back Pain Prevention Tips for Your End-of-Summer Plans

Multi Generation Family Running Across Field Together

Summer vacation is about to come to an end, and we know families may be squeezing in some last-minute activities before the kids go back to school. Whether you plan to ride the tallest roller coaster in town, take a quick road trip, go camping, or even move to a new house, be sure to take […]