Back Pain and Neck Pain Blog

Acupuncture and Stretching Helped My Sciatica: An Open Letter from a HealthRcovered Reader

A HealthRcovered reader gives his testimony of how stretching and acupuncture helped his sciatic and low back pain due go a herniated disc.

Is My Back Pain Caused by a Pinched Nerve or Degenerated Disc?

Terminology describing back pain that originates from a spinal disc problem can become confusing. describes the two sources of pain as coming from a pinched nerve or a degenerating disc.

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections Video Wins Silver Telly Award

Our animated Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection Video has won top honors at the 2015 Telly Awards. Get an overview of what this procedure typically includes in this video walkthrough.

Pre-Surgical Psychological Screening Results: The Psychology of Pain Blog Series 3

Psychologist Dr. Deardorff describes what patients should expect at their pre-surgical psychological screening before having elective spine surgery.

Could Your Foot Pain Be Caused by a Problem in Your Spine?

The source of your foot pain may not be the foot itself. Learn what spinal conditions may present as leg or foot pain and/or numbness.

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

Though you don't have to know as much as a spine surgeon, it is important to understand the type of spine surgery you are signing up for, and what types of implants will become a permanent part of your body during a fusion surgery.

5 Tips to Appeal an Insurance Denial for Spine Surgery

If your insurance company denies a spine surgery that you and your physician feel is necessary, there are steps you can take to submit a strong appeal.

Are Stem Cells a Viable Treatment for Lower Back Pain?

While stem cell treatment for lower back pain (such as that which is caused by degenerative disc disease) may sound promising, it still requires a lot of additional study.

Watch Your Back Video: Tips for Good Back Health in Office Chairs

Enjoy this fun short video from Jellyvision Labs with tips to protect your back while sitting in front of your computer.

Getting the Right Massage for Low Back Pain

The quadratus lumborum (QL) and gluteus medias muscles can cause significant low back pain if they are strained. Ask your massage therapist to work on these two specific muscles for back pain relief.