An organized and detailed checklist of items that will help you during your recovery period after a spinal surgery can be of great help. If you have a scheduled surgery, read on to learn more about these items and keep this checklist handy.
There are a number of simple things you can try to help keep your spine as healthy as possible. These 5 tips will help you to minimize complications from your back condition and/or prevent future painful episodes.
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.
Epidural steroid injections may help reduce inflammation around your spinal cord and spinal nerves. While they are primarily intended for temporary pain relief, these injections coupled with therapeutic exercise may allow patients to experience long-term relief from certain types of back pain.
Both piriformis syndrome and sciatica can cause back pain that travels down your leg. But their causes, typical symptoms, and treatment options differ widely. Learn more about how you can differentiate between these two lower back problems.