Running is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness and aid in weight loss, but many worry that pounding the pavement will take a toll on their back. However, a recent study may put those fears to rest.
The research shows that opioids are not the only way to treat chronic pain.
Epidural steroid injections are one of the many tools used to treat back pain. Why do they work better for some people than for others? A pain management specialists explains why in this Short Answer.
You’ve seen other doctors for your bad back, and it’s not getting any better. When should you seek an evaluation from a pain management specialist? Here’s the Short Answer from one of our experts.
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Structural changes developing over time may pinch your spinal nerves or spinal cord. Can anything be done to reverse spinal stenosis? Here’s the Short Answer from a pain management specialist.
Do you get chronic pain originating in your lower back, which can travel down your leg into your foot? These are the hallmarks of sciatica. Get tips to deal with lower back pain and to help prevent it from returning.
Your spine is a complex array of structures. A key component of your spine are are the cylindrical discs that are tucked between each vertebra.
Misinformation abounds about back problems. How many times have you heard that exercise can hurt your back? Or that if you consult a spine surgeon about pain, you’re sure to wind up in surgery? Get the facts.
As your spine ages, you may start feeling some aches and pains. Degenerative changes in discs and joints, spinal and spondylolisthesis are the three most common reasons. Learn about these conditions and the best treatments for them.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Pain specialist Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, answers this one on getting treatment for pain.