Back Pain

Degeneration of the intervertebral discs is called degenerative disc disease (DDD). With this condition, minor injuries and repeated daily stresses eventually wear down the spine and cause back pain. Degenerative disc disease can affect your ability to stand upright and perform daily activities. What causes degenerative...

Recently we had a reader write in with the following question: “It feels like I have fireworks going off in my back – what could be causing this pain?” That’s our topic for this patient education article. We will talk about a few potential causes...

Figuring out what’s causing your back pain is difficult enough when it’s stationary. But what if your back pain moves around and impacts different areas of the spine over time? This article will focus on back pain that moves around and doesn’t stay in one...

Dealing with chronic back pain is hard enough, but when people think you’re just making up your pain, or that it’s all in your head – it can be make life even more difficult. In this article, we are going to discuss what to do...

When most people are in pain, their first instinct is to find a place to sit down. But for many spinal conditions, such as a herniated disc, sitting can make the pain even worse. In this article, we will talk about herniated discs in the...

Whether you’re a parent, guardian, or a babysitter – taking care of a child or children can be exhausting. If you suffer from chronic back pain, it can approach the impossible. But there are actionable steps you can take to control and reduce your pain....

Dealing with back pain is hard enough by itself. But when you don’t know what’s causing your pain, the problem can seem insurmountable. Back pain is a complex thing and many patients go through numerous exams and tests without landing on a concrete diagnosis. That...

Massages can be great for reducing stress and pain from muscle tightness. However, in some cases, a massage can cause more back pain. In this patient education article, we will discuss what you should do if you experience back pain after a massage. Vetting Your Massage...

The pain scale is widely used in the medical world to communicate with and to patients about their pain. However, if you’ve never experienced severe or chronic pain, you may not even be aware of the pain scale, or how to use it. In this...

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