Chronic Pain Blog Posts

How to Recognize and Manage Neuropathic Pain

Nerve synapses lighting up
Nerve pain is typically described as sharp and shooting type and may be accompanied by numbness, weakness, and/or abnormal sensations.

How to Relieve Neck Pain Caused by Stress

Woman grabbing her neck in pain while talking with a doctor
Sometimes life’s stresses and worries can build up as tension and pain in the neck. Here are some tips to help reduce stress-related neck pain.

6 Overlooked Remedies for Lower Back Pain Relief

Woman doing a wall hamstring stretch against a couch.
Sometimes treating lower back pain successfully takes some trial and error. Here are some treatment options that you might not have considered or want to try again in combination with other treatments.

Can Rib Cramps and Pain Come from the Spine?

Medical illustration showing the spinal column from inside the rib cage
Sometimes a problem in the spine can cause pain along a rib and in the chest or abdomen. Here are some ways that dysfunction in or near the spine may contribute to rib pain on the side or front of the body.

The Essential Role of the Psoas Muscle

Anterior view of back muscles in the lumbar spine including quadratus lumborum muscle, piriformis muscles, diaphragm, and psoas muscle.
The psoas muscle plays an important role in helping us walk and maintain a healthy posture.

When There's No Cure for Your Aching Back

Physical therapist examining patients lower 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

Woman sitting on the floor meditating.
Not all relief from chronic sciatica requires a prescription.

Why Do I Need Psychological Screening for Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Medical illustration showing the placement of a spinal cord stimulator
Here’s what to expect during the psychological screening required before starting spinal cord stimulation.

When the Pain Won't Stop

Posterior view of the upper back showing pain points in the thoracic spine.
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

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