Can Rib Cramps and Pain Come from the Spine?

Sometimes a problem in the spine can cause pain along a rib and in the chest or abdomen. Here are some ways that dysfunction in or near the spine may contribute to rib pain on the side or front of the body.

What Causes Back Pain and Shortness of Breath?

Having issues with breathing is a troubling sign. If it’s accompanied by back pain, the causes could range anywhere from a muscle strain to spinal instability or something more serious.

No, Phones and Text Neck Are Not Causing Skull Horns

News reports sensationalized claims of excessive phone use potentially causing young people to start growing small horns, but the data is lacking. For anyone concerned about phone or computer use, here are some tips for maintaining good posture and reducing neck and back pain.

7 Possible Causes of Pain Under Your Shoulder Blade

Pain in the shoulder blade region is fairly common and can be quite painful and limiting. It can have many causes, ranging from a muscle strain to a more serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.

5 Things to Know About Scoliosis

Here are 5 important things to know about recognizing and treating idiopathic scoliosis, including who is most likely affected and when bracing is advised.

How to Recognize and Manage Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathy is a type of pain that often becomes chronic and may be managed with medications and other treatments.

11 Tips to Improve Your Bone Health

Protect your spine against osteoporosis and compression fractures by keeping your bones strong with these simple, practical tips.

10 Ways to Get Calcium if You're Lactose Intolerant

Here’s how to get the recommended daily amount of calcium on a non-dairy diet.

Why Your Leg Pain Feels Worse When Lying Down

Adjusting your posture and sleeping position can reduce sciatica pain when lying down, helping you get a good night’s sleep.

5 Exercises for Upper and Middle Back Pain

Here are 5 exercises to stretch and strengthen the soft tissues in your upper and middle back, also known as the thoracic spine.

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