Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

You Have Options for Degenerative Disc Pain

Pain from degenerative disc disease can be debilitating, but you have options. Exercise, over-the-counter pain medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery are all valid ways to control degenerative disc disease pain.

Designing an Exercise Program to Avoid Disuse Syndrome: The Who

To avoid disuse syndrome, you need to start exercising every day, and one way to be successful sticking to it is to design a strategic plan.

Unusual Office Chair Solutions

Sitting too much is a health epidemic in the United States, and it can contribute to spine pain. Trying some of these unconventional solutions such as a stand-up desk, recliner, balance ball, or treadmill desk can go a long way toward improving your overall health.

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.

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