Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

How Cooler Weather Affects Chronic Pain

As Chicago (the home base of Spine-health) deals with some chilly weather this week—and other cities also come to terms with the end of summer—an old, unanswered question comes to mind: Do changes in the weather bring on changes in chronic pain?

The Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Inactivity: The Disuse Syndrome

Disuse syndrome occurs when a person is sedentary, and it can effect all the systems in the body. Learn how it's linked to chronic pain and what you can do about it.

3 Reasons you May Have a Stiff Neck

Neck stiffness and pain may be caused by these 3 conditions, including muscle strain, cervical spine disorders, and less commonly, but infection.

Reader Roundup: Tips for Back Surgery Recovery

Preparing for back surgery and post-op recovery is a stressful process. Learn tips for managing the logistics of your surgery and recovery before, during, and after surgery.

How to Improve your Chance of Having a Successful Spine Fusion Surgery

As a spine fusion patient, you play an active role in ensuring your fusion is a success. Learn what you can do to create a favorable chance for a successful spine fusion.

When Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

Epidural steroid injections are most often used to help treat the pain associated with sciatica. Our readers share the many different experiences they have had with this treatment.

3 Tips on How to Find a Great Spine Surgeon

Finding the right surgeon to perform your surgery is critical. To find a great surgeon, check out the many resources and articles we've written on the subject.

9 Quick Back Pain Tips for Airplane Rides

Looking forward to that much anticipated summer vacation but worried about dealing with chronic lower back pain, especially on a long flight? These 9 tips will help.

10 Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

While neck pain can be caused by conditions such as a herniated disc or cervical stenosis, it may also be the result of small injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the cervical spine. Follow these 10 tips to protect your neck from the daily strains and injuries you're most susceptible to.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Video Awarded a 2015 Digital Health Award

Veritas Health has been awarded a 2015 Digital Health Award in the Consumer Video Division for its new Ankylosing Spondylitis video.