How to Stop Your Pain with Your Mind

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

Get Your Back Pain Diagnosis from a Physiatrist

Physiatrists who specialize in treating back pain can offer a wide array of treatment options, and many of them can help you coordinate your care among physical therapists, spine surgeons, and other spine professionals.

Avoiding the Disuse Syndrome: The Why, Where, and What of Exercise

Having a successful exercise regimen in place will increase your likelihood of sticking to working out regularly.

The Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Inactivity: The Disuse Syndrome

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.

When Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

Epidural steroid injections are most often used to help treat the pain associated with sciatica. Our readers share the many different experiences they have had with this treatment.

9 Quick Back Pain Tips for Airplane Rides

Looking forward to that much anticipated summer vacation but worried about dealing with chronic lower back pain, especially on a long flight? These 9 tips will help.

Acupuncture and Stretching Helped My Sciatica: An Open Letter from a Spine-health Reader

A Spine-health reader gives his testimony of how stretching and acupuncture helped his sciatic and low back pain due go a herniated disc.

5 Tips to Appeal an Insurance Denial for Spine Surgery

If your insurance company denies a spine surgery that you and your physician feel is necessary, there are steps you can take to submit a strong appeal.

Are Stem Cells a Viable Treatment for Lower Back Pain?

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.

Getting the Right Massage for Low Back Pain

The quadratus lumborum (QL) and gluteus medias muscles can cause significant low back pain if they are strained. Ask your massage therapist to work on these two specific muscles for back pain relief.

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