Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

Getting the Right Diagnosis for Numb Fingers

Carpal tunnel syndrome, a cervical herniated disc, and rheumatoid arthritis can all cause numbness in your hands. Make sure you have the correct diagnosis before you proceed with a treatment.

Back Pain or Baby: An Impossible Choice

Disabled in an accident as a young woman, Heidi was growing more and more desperate to find someone who would treat her spinal injury. Then she discovered that she was pregnant.

A Modern Spine Ailment: Text Neck

Text neck, a popular new buzzword for describing an overuse syndrome that affects the neck of frequent phone users, is increasingly common. Learn about the symptoms and possible treatments.

When the Pain Won't Stop

Chronic benign pain may persist despite a variety of treatments. Learn what you can do to cope.

How to Stop Your Pain with Your Mind

You can train your brain to manage the sensation and occurrence of chronic pain with a combination of deep focus, breathing, and imagery techniques.

The Essential Role of the Psoas Muscle

Guest blogger Jonathan FitzGordon shares his thoughts about the importance of the psoas muscle in body posture and movement.

5 Things You Should Know About Chronic Pain

Aside from the obvious problem with chronic pain, there are many other realities that are important to address. For those living with and enduring chronic pain, pass this along to your loved ones to help them understand and be supportive of you.

Get Your Back Pain Diagnosis from a Physiatrist

Physiatrists who specialize in treating back pain can offer a wide array of treatment options, and many of them can help you coordinate your care among physical therapists, spine surgeons, and other spine professionals.

ACDF vs. Physical Therapy for Neck and Arm Pain

A new study implies that certain patient factors may predict stronger outcomes for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery, followed by physical therapy, versus undergoing physical therapy alone.

Video Helps Raise Awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Our award-winning ankylosing spondylitis video is a great tool to raise awareness of this condition.