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Back and spine pain usually occurs when something is wrong with your spine.  It could stem from an injury, improper alignment, degenerative or herniated discs and more. Therefore, discomfort can occur in either the bones or muscles.

  • Aching or stiffness in the neck, back or tailbone
  • Chronic ache in the middle or lower back after sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Muscle spasms
  •      Medications
  •      Physical therapy
  •      Exercise
  •      Surgery

 

improve your posture

3 Tips to Improve Your Posture Today

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A leading expert offers easy ways to sit, stand, and walk that could help ease your pain.
myofascial trigger points

Ask the Expert: Can Massages End Myofascial Trigger Point Pain?

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Many of the pains we experience throughout the day are likely associated with our lifestyles and a result of bad habits. From lower back pain to shoulder pain to arthritis to headaches, our daily pains often prove to be a hindrance and...
Chronic Lower Back Pain

7 Tips for the Management of Chronic Low Back Pain

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Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans each year. Whether it’s mild discomfort from sitting too long at work, or severe, disrupting pain, there’s nothing enjoyable about it. This type of pain is expensive,...
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5 Pain Relief Patches that Actually Work

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If you have frequent pain, you’ve probably tried everything under the sun to get relief. Patches can offer convenient, on-the-go relief for back pain, neck pain and more. But some patches are more effective...
Spinal Stenosis

Could Spinal Stenosis Be Causing Your Chronic Back Pain?

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Spinal stenosis can affect people of any age, but it’s most common in adults over 50. If you’re an older adult and have back pain that’s getting worse, you may have spinal stenosis. Read...
why you shouldn't ignore chronic pain

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pain

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pain Overview According to the National Institute of Health, over 25 million adults in the United States (over 11%) experience pain every day for a duration of at least 3 months....
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Upper Back Pain and Common Causes

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A mix of poor posture habits, bad lifting techniques, and routine overexertion are all contributing causes of upper back pain. Common Causes of Upper Back Pain Poor body mechanics - especially when...
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Sciatica Yoga Stretches for Back Pain Relief: Our Top 5

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Finding relief from your sciatica pain can feel like a lot of trial and error. The symptoms of pain, including numbness and tingling, can make it a challenge to both your work life and...
What is sciatica

What is Sciatica?

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Have you been experiencing pain in your back, hip or outer side of the leg lately? This pain, may be accompanied by tingling and numbness in hands and feet. It also might indicate an...
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How to Treat Sciatica Symptoms

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Sciatica is a painful condition that causes the sciatic nerve to become inflamed, irritated or pinched. This nerve is the largest single nerve in humans. It affects the entire lower half of the body...
Managing Lower Back Pain As An Athlete

Managing Lower Back Pain as an Athlete

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As an athlete, lower back pain can prevent you from enjoying and competing in the sports that you love. It doesn't have to. Follow these easy steps to get back out there without pain. Increase...
Apple Cider Vinegar for Back Pain

The Natural Healing Powers Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Back Pain

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Back Pain Overview Are you wondering if apple cider vinegar for back pain is really a thing? Or if apple cider has other natural healing powers? Read to get your answers...
acupuncture for back pain

Quick Guide to Acupuncture for Back Pain

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If you have chronic back pain, it is likely that you have tried at least half a dozen techniques and treatments to help and relieve your pain. It is not uncommon that, after having...
military members with chronic pain

Fighting Pain: Military Members with Chronic Pain

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Members of the United States military serve our country to protect us and our freedom. Once they return home as veterans, we celebrate them and thank them for our service. But it's crucial that...
lower back pain treatments

5 Lower Back Pain Treatments that Work

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Back pain can happen all of a sudden, or can slowly creep up over time. It can be caused by major impact, like a car accident or work injury, or can come about from...
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7 Signs That You Should See a Doctor for Back Pain

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Millions of American adults live with chronic back pain. Many, especially women, accept it as par for the course. They consider it a natural part of the aging process or a byproduct of a...
Back Pain

When to Worry About Lower Back Pain

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More than 80 percent of Americans experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. For most of us, mild back discomfort is just a part of the aging process. However, for some people,...
Ovarian Cancer and Back Pain

The Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Back Pain

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Ovarian cancer is not as common as other cancers, accounting for just 3% of female cancers in the United States (for comparison, that number is 12% for breast cancer). However, an ovarian cancer diagnosis...
neuropathic pain in lower back

How Is My Peripheral Neuropathy Causing Lower Back Pain?

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Almost all adults struggle with lower back pain at some point in their lives. There are many causes of this chronic lower back pain, from nerve or joint damage to chronic disease to simple...

Coping With Sciatica in the Workplace

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Sciatica can be a literal pain in the butt—especially when you find yourself sitting for long periods, like at work or school. This nerve pain can actually be debilitating if you choose not to...
Avoid Back Pain on Long Road Trips

5 Tips To Help You Stop Car Back Pain

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Whether you commute long hours or just like to drive around for fun, long hours in the car can hurt your back. While some people may have public transportation or biking options, for others...
Chronic Neck Pain Relief

Pain Management: Finding Chronic Neck Pain Relief

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Just about everyone has felt neck pain at some point. Whether you slept on it wrong or hit the gym a little too hard, neck pain happens. However, more serious issues may be at...
Sciatica

How Athletes With Sciatica Can Beat Chronic Pain

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If you’re not careful, your fitness routine might cause sciatica. As an athlete, you may experience pain in your back and legs more often than the general population. This is due to the strain...
Interventional Pain Management for Lower Back Pain

Interventional Pain Management For Lower Back Pain

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Lower back pain, a.k.a lumbar pain, is one of the most common pain conditions that you may experience. Because it's invisible, lower back pain may be difficult to diagnose and treat. Whether you're suffering...

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