Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

Is My Pain Sciatica or Something Else?

Sciatica Pain
Sciatica is often experienced as a shooting, searing pain that radiates down the leg—but other conditions can be experienced this way too. Learn what conditions could be masquerading as sciatica pain and how your doctor might make a differential diagnosis.

6 Overlooked Remedies for Lower Back Pain Relief

Releasing endorphins, getting a good night's sleep, and other simple tips can help make living with low back more bearable. Here are 6 easy to implement remedies that are often overlooked.

Ankylosing Spondylitis Video Wins Another Award

Our ankylosing spondylitis video is being recognized as an excellent resource to explain the development of this condition. Read about our latest award.

How Hyperextending Your Knees Affects Your Spine

Hyperextending the knees is a common postural mistake we all make, but it can speed up the degeneration of our spines.

How to Get Sciatica Pain Relief Through Exercise

Wall Hamstring Stretch
Sciatica is a general term used to refer to the symptoms caused by compression or irritation of nerves that make up the sciatic nerve. Contrary to what many believe, exercise is actually more healing for sciatica than bed rest.

The Basics of Back Pain and Spinal Anatomy

Whether you have pain in the upper, middle, or lower part of your back, knowing the anatomical structures of the spine can help you understand your treatment options.

How your Pelvis and Head Position Play a Role in Keeping your Spine Healthy

The alignment of the pelvis affects your posture and how your hold your head, impacting the health of your spine.

Figuring Out Your True Back Pain Diagnosis

You may be asking yourself or others about the most sure-fire ways to treat certain back conditions, and what to expect after a particular treatment. However, the oft-overlooked first step is getting an accurate diagnosis (which is harder than it sounds).

37 Must-Haves after Your Back Surgery

Post-Op Back Surgery
Before your surgery, don't forget to spend some time preparing for the recovery period. The goal of these must-haves is to create a comfortable and positive environment to help ensure the best surgical outcome.

Physical Activity can Improve Sleep and Mental Health

Exercise and staying active can help you achieve better sleep and better mental health.