Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

Summer Exercise Is Good for Your Back

Summer is the perfect time to jump start your exercise routine and rehabilitate your back. These summer-friendly activity suggestions can help get you going.

Summer Hazards That May Worsen Back Pain

Summer can be good for your back, as warm weather and outdoor activities help you stay active. However, the season can also present some unique challenges for those with back and neck pain.

10 Ways to Get Calcium if You're Lactose Intolerant

Make sure you are getting the recommended dose of calcium to keep your bones strong. These non-dairy foods that are rich in calcium can make it easier.

How to Describe Your Chronic Sciatica to Friends and Family

It can be a challenge for friends and family to understand your sciatica symptoms. Learn tips for encouraging positive, empathetic connections about your sciatica experience with your loved ones.

10 Quick Facts About Sciatica

There is a lot of confusion surrounding sciatica. These ten facts will help get you up to speed.

4 Beginning Yoga Poses for Those with Scoliosis

Nearly everyone can benefit from practicing yoga, even those living with scoliosis. Learn which beginning yoga poses can help you strengthen your core, decrease your pain, and focus on your breathing.

How to Use Tennis Balls for DIY Lower Back Pain Massage

Massages are a great way to relieve muscle tension and ease back pain, but they can be expensive. Learn how you can use tennis balls to do your own at-home massages.

June Is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Scoliosis is a common spinal deformity, and early detection is important in order to manage it.

The New Health Epidemic: Sitting Disease

Emerging research points to many negative effects of too much sitting—including lower back pain and potential complications like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Narcotic Drugs for the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Double Edged Sword

Over the years, the use of narcotic pain killers to treat chronic pain—in particular chronic low back pain—has risen steeply. In the past, usage of narcotics was limited to acute situations of severe pain (i.e. trauma or post-surgical pain) because of the potential risk of addiction.