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What Doctor to See for Sciatica?

June 28th, 2019 by Lauren

Trying to figure out what doctor to see for sciatica pain? Sciatica can be debilitating. Whether you have back pain, leg pain or both, here are some ways to find treatment. Sciatica is the term used to describe pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve, located in your lower back, is formed […]

4 Simple Stretches for Back Pain

March 15th, 2019 by Lauren

Physical therapy is a common nonsurgical treatment for chronic back and or neck pain. An important part of physical therapy is stretching. Let’s take a look at what stretching is and why play such an important role in treating chronic pain associated with the spine. image Why is Stretching Important? When people suffer from chronic pain they tend to become less active. This is understandable. But, […]

A History of Spinal Injury Treatments

February 19th, 2019 by Lauren

The first known record of a spine injury is from about 3000BC. It makes you wonder…how did they treat spinal injuries back then? Here’s a brief glimpse into the history of spinal injury treatments. Early History of Spinal Injury Treatments Spinal Traction There wasn’t much documentation about the treatment methods for these injuries back then. […]

Negativity Hurts / Positivity Heals

January 24th, 2019 by Lauren

What role does mood play in your chronic pain? As it turns out, your mood can play a significant role in how you perceive and cope with pain…and positivity helps! Chronic Pain and Depression – The Downward Spiral Pain can put you in a negative frame of mind. Not surprisingly, studies have shown that chronic […]

How to Help Someone After Back Surgery

January 8th, 2019 by Lauren

If your loved one is undergoing spine surgery you want to be there to help them. But it’s not always easy to know how to help someone after back surgery. Here are some post-surgery tips for caregivers. How to Sit After Back Surgery After back or neck surgery it’s recommended to keep the patient’s back […]

5 Cervicogenic Headache Treatment Options

December 31st, 2018 by Lauren

In this article we’ll outline five cervicogenic headache treatment options that you can try if you suffer from these severe headaches. Cervicogenic Headache vs Migraine A cervicogenic headache is a headache caused by nerve irritation in the spine of the neck (the cervical area). A cervicogenic headache is often confused with a migraine as pain […]

An Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) is a common procedure used to treat back pain. This spinal injection is most often used to treat pain related to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Note: You may also be interested in our article on facet joint injections. What is an Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI)? An epidural steroid […]

After finding out they may require surgery one of the first questions most people ask is “when can I be back on my feet?”.  What is a typical recovery time for back or neck surgery? Recovery times can vary depending on an individual’s condition, health and other factors. But, here are some average recovery times […]

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