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Lower Back Stabilization Exercises for Back Pain
Lumbar stabilization is a type of active physical therapy designed to help strengthen lower back muscles. Learn the exercises in this approach.
Orthopedic Surgeon vs. Neurosurgeon for Spine Surgery
Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons can perform spine surgery. Learn the similarities and differences and how to choose between them.
What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?
Degenerative disc disease is a common cause of low back and neck pain, and also one of the most misunderstood diagnoses.
What's a Herniated Disc, Pinched Nerve, Bulging Disc...?
There are many terms used to describe spinal disc problems, but it's best to focus on the cause of and treatment for the condition.
What You Need to Know About Sciatica
Sciatica is not a condition, but rather a symptom of an underlying issue such as herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis.
Chiropractic Care of the Upper Back
Learn the common sources of upper back pain and the accepted chiropractic approaches used to treat them.