Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

Top 12 Tips for Buying a New Mattress

Buying a new mattress can be a daunting task, because mattresses are a major purchase and they can make a big difference for those with back pain. These top 12 tips will help make the process easier.

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How a Lumbar Herniated Disc Causes Sciatica

The sciatic nerve roots in your lower back can be affected by a herniated disc. Each affected nerve root sends pain into a different part of the leg. Read on to learn more about sciatica caused by a herniated disc and useful tips to prevent your symptoms.

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6 Things to Know About Muscle Relaxants

Muscle relaxants have the potential to decrease tension and spasm within a sore muscle, which may help reduce back pain. But these drugs may cause side effects to occur in some people and must be used with caution.

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What You Should Know About Spinal Compression Fractures

Spinal compression fractures are common in bone disorders, such as osteoporosis. Read on to learn more about the specific signs and symptoms of compression fractures.

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You Have Options for Degenerative Disc Pain

Pain from degenerative disc disease can be debilitating, but you have options. Exercise, over-the-counter pain medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery are all valid ways to control degenerative disc disease pain.

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Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery Can Relieve Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

An artificial cervical disc can help ease the pain, weakness, and numbness that may be caused by a cervical herniated disc.

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How a Herniated Disc in Your Upper Back Causes Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

A thoracic herniated disc can cause upper back pain, numbness, weakness, and radiating pain into the chest or abdomen.

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How to Support Your Back Every Day

When you're living with chronic back pain or neck pain, your daily routine can get very complex. Learn what simple things you can do to minimize pain day to day.

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Bed Rest Is Not the Best for Beating Back Pain

Prolonged bed rest may aggravate your back pain due to changes in the muscles, discs, and mechanics of your spine. Read on to learn more and find out how you can stay active with your back pain to aid in the healing process.

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3 Telltale Signs You Have a Slipped or Bulging Disc

Lower back pain can result from a number of possible causes. Learning about the specific symptoms of a slipped disc can help you understand if this condition may be the underlying cause of your pain.

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