You didn’t fall out of a tree recently but still woke up to pain in the lower left part of your back. If that one-sided back pain has you wondering, “Am I OK?” don’t despair. Most of the time, you are, indeed, OK.
Chronic back pain can be debilitating. Learn the science behind behavioral medicine strategies that help people cope with back pain, including cognitive behavioral therapy for pain.
Is it time to see someone for that back pain you’ve had for a few weeks? Get the truth from a spine physician about the chances you’ll need medical care.
If it’s right for you, radiofrequency ablation can ease your chronic back pain for months — or even years. Find out how it helps break the cycle of pain.
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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.
Back pain is a complex problem, but can strengthening core muscles with targeted exercise provide some relief? A physical therapist answers your questions.
If you have often have chronic back pain but don’t like taking pain relievers all the time, you have alternatives worth considering, a new study shows.
Back pain is the second most common reason people visit their family doctors. If yours is chronic, here are 4 things you need to know.
Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spine, will affect an estimated 2.4 million Americans by 2021. It’s a common cause of back pain in people over 50 and is often treated with surgery. However, a new study shows that physical therapy may be just as effective at relieving symptoms and returning mobile function. Treatments for … Read More
Whenever you step out onto the playing field or into the gym, you run the risk of suffering some sort of injury. Back injuries are among the most common, whether you’re a committed and competitive athlete or a weekend warrior. According to spine health expert Kush Goyal, MD, about 90 percent of these acute back … Read More