When Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

Steroid INjection
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.

Exercise for Better Back Health

Strong core muscles from exercise contribute to better back health.
There is a wide range of back problems—from simple to chronic—and the one thing almost all of them have in common is that part of the long-term treatment involves exercise and fitness. A good exercise routine is key to reducing your chances of recurring pain.

9 Quick Back Pain Tips for Airplane Rides

Back pain tips for airplane rides
Are you concerned about back pain flaring up on your upcoming flight? These 9 tips will help you alleviate back pain for a smoother trip.

11 Tips to Improve Your Bone Health

Illustration of a vertebral compression fracture
Protect your spine against osteoporosis and compression fractures by keeping your bones strong with these simple, practical tips.

Is Poor Posture Causing Your Back Pain?

Spinal Cord
Learn about common poor postures that contribute to back pain and effective tips to correct them.

Understanding Lower Back Anatomy

Lumbar Spine Anatomy Video
Understanding the anatomy of your lower spine can help you communicate more effectively with the medical professionals who treat your lower back pain.

First Aid for Intense Pain from a Pulled Lower Back Muscle

Muscle Strain
Learn about proven treatments that you can employ at home to reduce the pain from your pulled lower back muscle and also promote healing in the process.

5 Little-Known Tips for Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain Relief

Lumbar Herniated Disc
Learn 5 of the lesser-known approaches available for addressing pain caused by a lumbar herniated disc.

7 Tips to Protect Your Lower Back

Hamstring Stretch
Your lower back has a unique anatomy made up of different types of tissues, including bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. Here are 7 commonly overlooked tips that can help protect and stabilize your lower back.

The Best Sleeping Position for Your Back Pain

sleeping positions for back pain
Certain sleep positions can help relieve your achy back. Depending on your regular sleep position, here are helpful tips to adjust your mid and/or lower back for more pain-free, restful sleep.