Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

New Features Make the Spine-Health Forums Easier to Use

The Spine-health Forums offer a great way for those with chronic conditions to interact, and now they’re better than ever.

How Soft Tissue Injuries Cause Neck Strain

A neck strain or sprain can cause symptoms that range from simple stiffness and discomfort to extremely painful muscle spasms and inflammation.

How Posture Can Aggravate a Lumbar Herniated Disc

Learn how to reduce the pain caused by a lumbar herniated disc by engaging in correct posture when sitting, lifting, and walking.

Anatomy of a Herniated Disc

Spine-health has several videos in its collection to help you understand your spine diagnosis and treatment. One of our newest videos helps explain the anatomy of a herniated disc.

11 Unconventional Sleep Tips: How to Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep

Your cure for insomnia may not be listed in the most common sleep tips. Try these 11 unconventional ideas to get to sleep and stay asleep.

3 Hamstring Stretches for Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain Relief

Tension in the hamstrings can cause unnecessary pressure on the lower back, which can aggravate existing pain from a lumbar herniated disc. These three hamstring stretches may help relieve or prevent lumbar herniated disc pain.

What Is a Bulging Disc and Why Is It So Common Among Athletes?

The term "bulging disc" comes up often when talking about athletes and their injuries. Learn what it means and why it's so common in professional sports.

4 Tips to Protect Your Back When Shoveling

Protect yourself this winter by following these four helpful tips on how to keep your back healthy when shoveling.

A Visual Guide to Lumbar Laminectomy Surgery

A lumbar laminectomy is a procedure done in the lower back to reduce pressure on the nerves.

Mindful Meditation vs. Chronic Pain

Devoting even a small amount of time to learning mindful meditation techniques can yield strong pain management results for chronic pain sufferers.