Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

This Overlooked Pelvis Problem Might Be Causing Your Lower Back Pain

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is often overlooked while diagnosing lower back pain disorders. This joint is located deep inside your pelvis and bears tremendous weight—making it vulnerable to chronic pain problems.

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How to Use Ice to Cool Down Your Sciatica Symptoms

Ice therapy is easy to use and can effectively alleviate acute sciatica pain. It is important to understand how to use therapy: where to place the ice pack and for how long.

Medical illustration of the bones, muscles, and nerves in the hip joint. The piriformis muscle is labeled. Read More

Getting the Right Massage for Low Back Pain

A massage can provide soothing, healing, and rejuvenating benefits when you have lower back pain. Learn more about the specific muscles to focus on—your quadratus lumborum and your gluteus medius for the best results.

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11 Unconventional Sleep Tips: How to Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep

Inadequate sleep can trigger several health problems and make your existing aches and pains worse. Learn about 11 proven tips that can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

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Everyday Activities to Avoid with Herniated Disc

Don't let daily activities aggravate your lumbar herniated disc. Learn what actions to avoid and what you can do instead.

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How to Relieve a Neck Muscle Spasm

A neck muscle spasm can be painful and cause neck stiffness. Try these tips to find relief.

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11 Tips to Relieve Headache with Neck Pain

The combination of a headache with neck pain can be especially frustrating. Here are some quick tips to start finding pain relief and when to seek medical attention.

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How Soft Tissue Injuries Cause Neck Strain

Neck strains and sprains occur when soft tissues become injured within the neck. Discover how these injuries happen, what they feel like, and how to treat them.

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How Cervical Radiculopathy Causes Pain, Numbness, and Weakness

When neurological deficits develop in the arm or hand due to a pinched nerve in the neck, it is called cervical radiculopathy. Learn about this condition’s causes and when to see a doctor.

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9 Lesser-Known Tips for Easing Neck Pain

When conventional pain control methods don’t work, consider trying lesser-known methods, like acupuncture and holistic treatments.

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