When There's No Cure for Your Aching Back

Chronic pain can be debilitating and frustrating, but proactive measures can help you take control and improve your quality of life.

3 Techniques for Coping with Chronic Sciatica

Not all relief from chronic sciatica requires a prescription.

How to Describe Your Chronic Sciatica to Friends and Family

It can be a challenge for friends and family to understand your sciatica symptoms. Learn tips for encouraging positive, empathetic connections about your sciatica experience with your loved ones.

4 Big Reasons Why Back Pain Is Hard to Diagnose

Diagnosing the specific cause of your back pain can be difficult. Here is why.

5 Little-Known Tips for Sleeping With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can make it difficult to fall asleep and remain sleeping through the night. Try these 5 tips to help break the cycle of insomnia from chronic pain.

Why Do I Need Psychological Screening for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Here’s what to expect during the psychological screening required before starting spinal cord stimulation.

Painkillers Can Sometimes Increase Chronic Pain

A patient’s brain changes during long-term use of opioids for chronic pain, which can lead to tolerance and possibly addiction.

11 Ways to Keep Gardening with Back Pain

Gardening can be tough on the back. Here are 11 tips for enjoying time in the garden without aggravating your back.

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

Terminology describing back pain that originates from a spinal disc problem can become confusing. Clarity can be gained, however, by focusing on the source of the pain: nerve irritation or disc space problems.

When the Pain Won't Stop

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

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