What’s a Slipped Disc?

slipped disc
A slipped or herniated disc may be diagnosed when an intervertebral disc of the spine has lost its normal shape or consistency, causing symptoms to occur within the local area, such as the neck or back, or in a distant location, such as the arm or leg.

How to Use Tennis Balls for DIY Lower Back Pain Massage

Tennis ball massages are easy to perform and can help relieve tension and improve flexibility in your muscle and nervous tissues. Here are 3 ways to use tennis balls to alleviate lower back pain and sciatica.

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

Lumbar Herniated Disc
Back pain that is caused by a disc problem may originate from within the disc itself or from a nearby nerve that’s being affected by the disc. Learn about how these two conditions can be differentiated and along with their unique symptoms.

Why Does My Lower Back and Hip Hurt?

Lower Back and Hip Pain
Lower back and hip pain can occur together due to several causes, such as muscle, joint, and nerve disorders. While some conditions may affect one side of your lower back and hip, others can cause pain on both sides at the same time.

What Causes Sharp Lower Back Pain?

Low Back Pain
Learn about the different causes of acute and sharp lower back pain that may occur on one or both sides of your lower back, with or without accompanying leg pain.

Understanding the Causes of Tailbone Pain

Your tailbone serves many important functions and when this terminal part of your spine gets injured, the pain can be excruciating and lasts for months. Learn about the common causes, symptoms, and tips to relieve tailbone pain.

11 Ways to Keep Gardening with Back Pain

Gardening with Back Pain
If you love gardening, keep up your hobby by following these simple tips and adaptations to minimize back pain during long periods of planting.

Sciatica Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Back Pain
Sciatica is uncommon during pregnancy and may be the symptom of an underlying medical condition. Learn about how sciatica may occur in pregnancy, a common pregnancy-related pain that mimics sciatica, and effective tips for symptom relief.

3 Little-Known Tips for Sleeping with Sciatica

Image of woman laying on her back on the bed with a pillow under her knees.
These 3 helpful tips, backed by medical research, can help you find relief from sciatica and regain control of your sleep schedule.

2 Walking Tips to Avoid Sciatica Pain

2 Walking Tips to Avoid Sciatica Pain
Walking is a simple, low-impact exercise that can help relieve your sciatica. Follow these two tips to maintain good posture while walking and avoid further irritation of your sciatic nerve roots.