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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.
Shoe Insoles for Lower Back Pain
Shoe inserts, or foot orthotics, may be used to treat some forms of lower back pain in patients with foot dysfunction or imbalance.
Foot Orthotics for Chronic Low Back Pain
Recent studies suggest orthotics, or shoe inserts, may help alleviate chronic low back pain.
Chiropractic Care of the Upper Back
Learn the common sources of upper back pain and the accepted chiropractic approaches used to treat them.