Weight Training Effectively Relieves Back Pain

Weight training, also known as strength training, can help relieve pain and improve flexibility for those with chronic low back pain.

The Best Alternative Therapies to Treat Back and Neck Pain

There are many options for alternative therapies to treat back and neck pain, including massage, acupuncture, yoga, and more. A large review reveals which options are the most effective at relieving pain.

Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation: What to Know

Considering surgery to correct a lumbar herniated disc? A new study reveals the rate at which patients who undergo surgery are at risk for a recurrent lumbar disc herniation.

Is Surgery the Quickest Path to Sciatica Relief?

Researchers compared surgical and non-surgical treatments for severe sciatica pain from a lumbar herniated disc and determined that surgery may provide the fastest pain relief.

3 Totally Unexpected Results from a Fusion Poll

A poll we recently ran asking our readers about their preference for which type of implant material was used in their spine fusion yielded some interesting results.

Chronic Pain on the Brain: Mapping Pain with MRIs

People who live with chronic pain can feel frustrated because there is no way to scientifically quantify their pain responses. However, a recent analysis of MRI scans of people in chronic pain show that there may be a way to map pain in the brain.

What Are Cages and Why Is Your Surgeon Putting One in Your Spine?

Though you don't have to know as much as a spine surgeon, it is important to understand the type of spine surgery you are signing up for, and what types of implants will become a permanent part of your body during a fusion surgery.

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.

How and When to Get a Second Opinion Before Spine Surgery

It is often said that no one should have spine surgery unless they receive a second opinion from another surgeon. On the surface, this advice would sound like good old common sense, as two opinions are better than one. However, there is a trap in this line of thinking.

New Study Suggests Lumbar Discectomy Improves Worker Productivity

A new analysis of lumbar discectomy outcomes suggests productivity in the workplace may improve for patients who have surgery to treat their pain from herniated discs.