Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

A Guide to Spinal Anatomy and What Can Go Wrong

Spinal anatomy is a remarkable combination of strong bones, soft tissues, and highly sensitive nerves. Most of us take spine anatomy for granted in our everyday lives—until something starts causing neck or back pain.

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3 Pointers for Traveling With Sciatica

Traveling with sciatica can cause your symptoms to aggravate or flare, making your overall experience less exciting. Here are 3 helpful tips to control or minimize your sciatica pain during your next long trip.

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Exercise for Better Back Health

There is a wide range of back problems—from simple to chronic—and the one thing most have in common is that a part of the long-term treatment involves exercise

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How Cervical Stenosis with Myelopathy Affects Your Body

Cervical stenosis with myelopathy can have painful, far-reaching effects on your body and health. Learn how cervical stenosis develops and how to spot the signs and symptoms.

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Epidural Steroid Injections vs. Exercise for Sciatic Pain Relief

Exercise is often advised for treating sciatica in the short term and to prevent recurrences. But some doctors may also recommend epidural steroid injections.

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Weight Training Effectively Relieves Back Pain

Learn about which conditions may benefit from weight training and guidelines and tips on how you can safely participate in strength training to help your back.

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9 Quick Back Pain Tips for Airplane Rides

Are you concerned about back pain flaring up on your upcoming flight? These 9 tips will help you alleviate back pain for a smoother trip.

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3 Tips on How to Find a Great Spine Surgeon

Finding the right surgeon to perform your spine surgery is critical. Here are 3 tips for asking the right questions and doing your homework before choosing a surgeon.

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What You Need to Know about Neck Arthritis

Cervical osteoarthritis, commonly called neck arthritis, can result in neck pain and stiffness, as well as other troublesome symptoms.

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2 Ways a Rolled Towel Can Reduce Neck Pain

Your neck pain may be caused by poor posture. A rolled towel can help support your spine’s natural curves—and experience pain relief.

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