7 Tips to Protect Your Lower Back

Your lower back has a unique anatomy made up of different types of tissues, including bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. Here are 7 commonly overlooked tips that can help protect and stabilize your lower back.

2 Sciatica Symptoms That Require Immediate Medical Attention

There are rare sciatica-related symptoms that may indicate a severe injury to your spinal nerve roots and/or your spinal cord. Read on to learn about two such symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

What Are Cages and Why Is Your Surgeon Putting One in Your Spine?

Often, the spinal fusion procedure includes using a cage as a space holder between your vertebrae. This cage will become a part of your spine forever, so it’s important to understand what it is and why it’s there.

The Best Sleeping Position for Your Back Pain

Certain sleep positions can help relieve your achy back. Depending on your regular sleep position, here are helpful tips to adjust your mid and/or lower back for more pain-free, restful sleep.

7 Back Pain Conditions That Mainly Affect Women

Women typically encounter back pain more often than men, regardless of age. Here are 7 common causes of back pain in women and the typical symptoms that they may cause.

How to Apply Heat Therapy for Your Sciatica Symptoms

Learn about the various methods you can use to deliver heat to your lower back during a flare-up of your sciatica.

10 Quick Facts About Sciatica

Despite being common in the general population, sciatica is often misunderstood. Here are 10 medical facts about sciatica to help you understand the symptoms accurately.

Understanding Lower Back Strain

A pulled back muscle, also called a strain injury can cause excruciating pain and disability. Here are helpful insights on lower back muscle strains and simple at-home remedies to improve your pain and speed up the healing.

Should I Use Ice or Heat for My Lower Back Pain?

Heating and icing therapies are popular at-home treatments for back pain. But which one is better for your pain and why? Read on to learn more.

Why Does My Back Crack So Much?

Your spine can produce several types of sounds, called crepitus. Depending on the cause, crepitus can be normal or indicate an underlying problem. Learn about several types of spinal crepitus and when it may be a cause for concern.

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