Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

How Long Does Sciatica Last?

Learn about how your sciatica symptoms can become chronic, and common treatments and tips to help prevent your sciatica from recurring or flaring.

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6 Signs of Spinal Stenosis

Learn about how the narrowing of the bony openings in your spine due to stenosis can cause symptoms and signs in your arms and legs, and when these symptoms may indicate a medical emergency.

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3 Simple Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

Relieve sciatica pain and prevent future flare-ups by stretching and strengthening your lower back, abdominal, and thigh muscles with these 3 simple exercises.

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

Pain arising from spinal abnormalities are typically caused by a pinched nerve or a degenerating disc. Getting the correct diagnosis is key to finding a solution.

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Could Your Foot Pain Be Caused by a Problem in Your Spine?

Learn about the common causes of foot pain, including when it's caused by a problem in your lumbar spine, and pointers to help you understand the origin of your foot pain.

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Why Surgery for Sciatica Is Not One-Size-Fits-All

Surgery may be advocated to treat sciatica when nonsurgical treatments have failed to provide relief or the neurological symptoms continue to progress.

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Figuring Out the Right Treatment for Your Sciatica Symptoms

The response to a specific treatment may vary considerably between different individuals with the same diagnosis for sciatica.

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What’s a Slipped Disc?

A slipped or herniated disc may be diagnosed when an intervertebral disc of the spine has lost its normal shape or consistency, causing symptoms to occur.

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Best Yoga Poses for Sciatica Relief

Yoga can be an effective, low-impact therapy to find sciatica relief. Here are 4 easy and effective yoga stretches to help strengthen your core, hip, and lower spine.

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How to Use Tennis Balls for DIY Lower Back Pain Massage

Tennis ball massages are easy to perform and can help relieve tension and improve flexibility in your muscle and nervous tissues. Here are 3 ways to use tennis balls to alleviate lower back pain and sciatica.

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