Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

How Microdiscectomy Can Relieve Pain

Spine-health recently added a new video describing how a microdiscectomy can decrease leg pain, weakness, and numbness that may occur as a result of a lumbar herniated disc.

Dear Santa - Don't Forget My Aching Back!

Holidays can be stressful, so be sure to take care of your back with these essential, soothing items.

How and When to Get a Second Opinion Before Spine Surgery

It is often said that no one should have spine surgery unless they receive a second opinion from another surgeon. On the surface, this advice would sound like good old common sense, as two opinions are better than one. However, there is a trap in this line of thinking.

Compassion: The Greatest Gift this Holiday Season

For those of us who are faced with chronic pain this holiday season, perhaps the best gift we can give each other is compassion.

A Visual Guide to Lumbar Laminectomy Surgery

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

Back Pain and Holiday Blues: 18 Tips to Reduce Your Holiday Stress

With the added stress around the holidays, depression and chronic pain can become more severe. We have 18 tips to help you slow down, relax, and enjoy the season.

Make Exercise a Priority for Better Back Health in 2015

Make your New Year's resolution to exercise and stick with these tips.

1 Year After Spinal Fusion Surgery and No Regrets

One year after her spine fusion surgery, Sarah has no regrets.

Anatomy of the Sciatic Nerve

The sciatic nerve travels from the low back to the legs and feet. Many conditions in the low back can irritate this nerve and cause pain known as sciatica. See highlights from Spine-health's new video all about sciatic nerve anatomy.

Getting the Right Diagnosis for Numb Fingers

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