Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

Sciatica Pain Relief Through Exercise


Sciatica is a general term used to refer to the symptoms caused by compression or irritation of nerves that make up the sciatic nerve. Contrary to what many believe, exercise is actually more healing for sciatica than bed rest.

New Science Shows Your Fusion Implant Matters

New study results show that the choice of implant material used in your spinal fusion may make a big difference in the surgery's effectiveness. Learn what you can ask your doctor about the materials they plan to use.

How to Visualize Lumbar Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of back pain in people over the age of 60. While osteoarthritis occurs commonly in load-bearing joints, such as hips or knees, it can also occur in the lumbar spine and cause back pain and stiffness.

A Visual Guide to Cervical Disc Disease

Cervical degenerative disc disease is a common source of neck stiffness and pain. Get an overview of our new video describing the onset and progression of this condition.

A Visual Guide to Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections

We recently added a new video to our library describing how cervical steroid injections may alleviate nerve pain for some patients.

8 Tips for a Healthy, Active Spring

Everyone can benefit from taking advantage of the healthful and active opportunities afforded by the warmer spring weather, but the trick is to not overdo it. Keep these tips in mind as you head out the door.

From Walking with a Cane to Running a Race: Part 4

In parts 1, 2 of, and 3 this blog series we introduced you to Rafael, who credits his spine fusion surgery with helping him get back to his normal, active, race-running life.

Understanding Different Types of Back Pain

As you likely already know through personal experience, back pain can be very complex and difficult to accurately diagnosis and treat. There are myriad causes and contributing factors, and a wide range of possible back pain treatments that may or may not work for the same condition.

How a Vertebroblasty Procedure Eases Spinal Compression Fracture Pain

When compression fractures affect your vertebrae, one of your vertebral augmentation options may be vertebroplasty. Learn what this procedure entails with this video walkthrough.

Ask the Expert: Choosing a Bone Graft for Spine Fusion Surgery

Spine-health Facebook fans and Forum users often wonder whether their own bone or cadaver bone is better for use spinal fusion. We asked one of our Medical Review Board members, and his answer may surprise you.