Can Herniated Discs Heal on Their Own?

Pain from a herniated disc may subside or lessen over time without the disc itself actually healing.

Exercises to Avoid with a Lumbar Herniation

Lumbar Herniated Disc
Don't let lumbar herniated disc symptoms stop your exercise routine. Learn what exercises to avoid and herniated disc safe substitutes.

When the Pain Won't Stop

Chronic benign pain may persist despite a variety of treatments. Learn what you can do to cope.

How to Stop Your Pain with Your Mind

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

The Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Inactivity: The Disuse Syndrome

Back Pain
Disuse syndrome occurs when a person is sedentary, and it can effect all the systems in the body. Learn how it's linked to chronic pain and what you can do about it.

Are Stem Cells a Viable Treatment for Lower Back Pain?

Disc Space Injection
While stem cell treatment for lower back pain (such as that which is caused by degenerative disc disease) may sound promising, it still requires a lot of additional study.