Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

A Visual Guide to Cervical Disc Disease

Cervical degenerative disc disease is a common source of neck stiffness and pain. Get an overview of our new video describing the onset and progression of this condition.

A Visual Guide to Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections

We recently added a new video to our library describing how cervical steroid injections may alleviate nerve pain for some patients.

8 Tips for a Healthy, Active Spring

Everyone can benefit from taking advantage of the healthful and active opportunities afforded by the warmer spring weather, but the trick is to not overdo it. Keep these tips in mind as you head out the door.

From Walking with a Cane to Running a Race: Part 4

In parts 1, 2 of, and 3 this blog series we introduced you to Rafael, who credits his spine fusion surgery with helping him get back to his normal, active, race-running life.

Understanding Different Types of Back Pain

As you likely already know through personal experience, back pain can be very complex and difficult to accurately diagnosis and treat. There are myriad causes and contributing factors, and a wide range of possible back pain treatments that may or may not work for the same condition.

How a Vertebroblasty Procedure Eases Spinal Compression Fracture Pain

When compression fractures affect your vertebrae, one of your vertebral augmentation options may be vertebroplasty. Learn what this procedure entails with this video walkthrough.

Ask the Expert: Choosing a Bone Graft for Spine Fusion Surgery

Spine-health Facebook fans and Forum users often wonder whether their own bone or cadaver bone is better for use spinal fusion. We asked one of our Medical Review Board members, and his answer may surprise you.

What You Need to Know about Neck Arthritis

Neck arthritis, or cervical facet osteoarthritis, can be a painful condition that results in radiating pain and difficulty moving. Learn the symptoms and treatment options available.

5 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy and Happy

Keeping your back in top condition is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. There are a number of simple things you can try to help keep your spine as healthy as possible and minimize complications from your back condition and/or prevent future painful episodes.

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.