7 Back Pain Conditions That Mainly Affect Women

Women are more likely than men to have chronic pain. Check out these back pain symptoms to see if you’re experiencing something similar.

Is My Pain Sciatica or Something Else?

Sciatica Pain
Sciatica is often experienced as a shooting, searing pain that radiates down the leg—but other conditions can also cause these symptoms. Learn what conditions could be masquerading as sciatica pain and how your doctor might make a differential diagnosis.

Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

Terminology describing back pain that originates from a spinal disc problem can become confusing. Clarity can be gained, however, by focusing on the source of the pain: nerve irritation or disc space problems.

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.

Spine Fusion Patient Is Thankful for New Life after Surgery

Rafael Rodriguez credits his successful fusion surgery with finding the right surgeon, his titanium implant, and having the right attitude.

What you Need to Know about Spondylosis

Spondylosis is an umbrella term for several conditions. Learn each of them with this walkthrough of our new video.

Latest SPORT Data Supports Back Surgery for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Spine-Health has blogged in the past about the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT), including one study concluding that back surgery was better for patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis.

Surgery Best for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

The recently released results of the second SPORT study showed that patients who selected surgery to treat their lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis had better outcomes when compared to those who selected nonsurgical treatment.