Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

How to Recognize and Manage Neuropathic Pain

Nerve pain is typically described as sharp and shooting type and may be accompanied by numbness, weakness, and/or abnormal sensations.

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How Massage Can Ease Sciatic Pain

Discover the benefits of massage therapy and how it can help ease sciatica pain. Also, learn how to find a good massage therapist and simple, at-home massage techniques for sciatica pain relief.

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3 Hamstring Stretches to Relieve Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain

Tight hamstrings can contribute to lumbar herniated disc pain. Try these hamstring stretches to see if one or more of them offer relief for you.

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5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

Many types of low back pain are rooted in the motion of the spine. Learn why certain types of motion cause pain in the spine to find a solution for your low back woes.

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Is My Pain Sciatica or Something Else?

There are several conditions that mimic the shooting, searing pain of sciatica. Learn what conditions could be masquerading as sciatica and how your doctor might make a differential diagnosis.

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Can Neck Pain Cause Dizziness?

Learn when neck pain may be related to dizziness, light-headedness, blurry vision, and/or other troubling symptoms of unsteadiness.

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2 Reasons Why Walking Is Good for Your Lower Back

Walking can help strengthen and support your spine and improve its flexibility. The health of the spinal tissues is improved by increased blood flow and removal of toxins.

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How to Treat Lower Right Back Muscle Strain

Muscle strains commonly occur in the lower right back and can cause severe pain and associated stiffness. Here are a few helpful tips to relieve pain and other symptoms caused by a muscle strain.

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37 Must-Haves after Your Back Surgery

Learn how to best prepare for recovery after back surgery.

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Is Your Upper Back Pain Related to Your Arm Numbness?

Learn about the various conditions that can cause both upper back pain and arm numbness or tingling.

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