Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

What Is Your Back Muscle Spasm Telling You?

Muscle spasms in your back may be your body trying to tell you something. Learn how to listen to and treat these painful messages from your muscles.

Is Surgery is Quickest Path to Sciatica Relief?

Researchers compared surgical and non-surgical treatments for severe sciatica pain in a group of 238 people. They found that surgery may be the quickest way to achieve sciatica relief.

How Cervical Selective Nerve Root Blocks Can Ease Neck Pain

A cervical selective nerve root block will help physicians locate which nerve is being irritated, and will help reduce pain that occurs in the neck, shoulders, arms, and hands.

Could your Foot Pain be Caused by a Problem in your Spine?

The source of your foot pain may not be the foot itself. Learn what spinal conditions may present as leg or foot pain and/or numbness.

How Cervical Radiculopathy Causes Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

Cervical radiculopathy is a symptom rather than a condition, and can be caused by a number of conditions in the cervical spine. Get an overview of our latest video explaining this symptom.

How to Support your Back Every Day

When you're living with chronic back pain or neck pain, your daily routine can get very complex. Learn what simple things you can do to minimize pain day to day.

5 Realities of Living with 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.

Reader Roundup: 5 Favorite Natural Pain Relievers

Whether your back pain is something new or something you’ve been living with for a while, it’s important to find effective pain relief.

How Cervical Laminectomy Surgery Helps Relieve the Pressure

Cervical stenosis can cause spinal cord compression in the neck, which can lead to radiculopathy, slow gait, and other symptoms. A cervical laminectomy can relieve spinal cord pressure and reduce symptoms.

6 Steps to Get Pain Relief with Physical Therapy and Exercise

The use of some type of physical therapy and exercise is integral to almost all forms of back pain and neck pain treatment. But did you know that both gentle back exercise and physical therapy play a vital role in relieving pain?