Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

How a Herniated Disc in your Upper Back Causes Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

Thoracic herniated disc is a rare condition that can cause upper back pain, numbness, and radiating pain. Get an overview of the progression of this condition.

How to Stop Your Pain with Your Mind

You can train your brain to manage the sensation and occurrence of chronic pain with a combination of deep focus, breathing, and imagery techniques.

Readers Share 5 Pain-Friendly Nutrition Tips

Spine-health's Facebook fans shared their favorite nutrition tips for warding off or preventing back and neck pain. Here are 5 of the most interesting, helpful responses.

Preventing Winter Activity Injuries

Just because it's freezing outside doesn't mean you have to become sedentary. Get out there and enjoy the crisp air—just take a few precautions.

How an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion can Relieve Pain

Anterior cervical discectomy, or ALIF, is a surgical option to relieve neck pain caused by spinal disc problems. Get an overview of what this procedure typically includes.

Reader Roundup: Tips for Back Surgery Recovery

Preparing for back surgery and post-op recovery is a stressful process. Aside from the pre-operative appointments and mental preparation is the task of organizing the logistics of your recovery.

How Cervical Stenosis with Myelopathy Affects Your Body

Cervical stenosis with myelopathy can have painful, far-reaching effects on your body and health. Learn how cervical stenosis develops and how to spot the symptoms with this video recap.

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Veritas Health

Veritas Health's goal is to provide its readers with quality and timely medical information about the spine, and this Valentine’s Day we say thank you to all of our active forum members and social media contributors.

Why We Recommend Seeing a Physiatrist for Back Pain

Physiatrists who specialize in treating back pain can offer a wide array of treatment options, and many of them can help you coordinate your care among physical therapists, spine surgeons, and other spine professionals.

Considering Spine Surgery? What You Need to Know

Choosing whether or not to have spine surgery is a personal decision, but there are steps you can take to make sure you are making the right choice.