Muscle relaxants have the potential to decrease tension and spasm within a sore muscle, which may help reduce back pain. But these drugs may cause side effects to occur in some people and must be used with caution.
Pain from degenerative disc disease can be debilitating, but you have options. Exercise, over-the-counter pain medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery are all valid ways to control degenerative disc disease pain.
Prolonged bed rest may aggravate your back pain due to changes in the muscles, discs, and mechanics of your spine. Read on to learn more and find out how you can stay active with your back pain to aid in the healing process.
There are a number of simple things you can try to help keep your spine as healthy as possible. These 5 tips will help you to minimize complications from your back condition and/or prevent future painful episodes.
There are many options for alternative therapies to treat back and neck pain, including massage, acupuncture, yoga, and more. A large review reveals which options are the most effective at relieving pain.
Epidural steroid injections may help reduce inflammation around your spinal cord and spinal nerves. While they are primarily intended for temporary pain relief, these injections coupled with therapeutic exercise may allow patients to experience long-term relief from certain types of back pain.