Nearly 60% of People With Back Pain Suffer from Depression Too

Estimates on the prevalence of depression among the chronic pain population range from 18 - 32%, but we think it's much higher. We conducted a survey; view the results.

New Study on Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

Learn the surprising results of a recent study on the effects of physical therapy on low back pain.

Surgery Best for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

The recently released results of the second SPORT study showed that patients who selected surgery to treat their lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis had better outcomes when compared to those who selected nonsurgical treatment.

The Ultimate in Multi-Tasking: Lose Weight While Working at Your Desk

If it works, this could be the best weight loss invention yet: the ability to easily burn almost 120 extra calories per hour while working at your computer.

Lumbar Herniated Disc: Is Surgery Better?

The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) has recently found that both surgical and non-surgical treatments tend to help patients with pain from a lumbar herniated disc. Due to problems with the study design, however, it is difficult to say much more than that.

What's Worse: Back Pain or Childbirth?

This question was posed on our message board last week and has triggered a great deal of response. Judging from the message board, hands down back pain has the most votes for being the worse of the two.