The Back & Neck Pain Blog

7 Tips for Managing Holiday Back and Neck Pain

December 3, 2012

The holidays are coming up. As the song sings, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. However, the holidays are also known as stressful times. There are so many things to do: clean the house, buy holiday presents, arrange family gatherings, and cook holiday meals. The list goes on. The endless to-do list unfortunately can cause stress, anxiety, as well as back and neck pain.

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Risk of Long-term Narcotic Use for Back Pain Management

October 30, 2012

As pain medication, narcotics work by affecting pain receptors’ ability of receiving pain signals. Narcotics do not address the cause of pain; they just block the feeling of pain. In other words, narcotics do not make the pain disappear. If you are using narcotics as your back pain management, your body may gradually develop tolerance to the drugs, which means you will have to increase the dose to receive the same degree pain relief.

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Degenerative Disc Disease, Is It in the Gene?

October 17, 2012

Degenerative disc disease is often considered an aging problem. Daily wear and tear of the disc is generally considered the main contributor of degenerative disc disease. Besides age, other known risk factors of degenerative disc disease include injury, smoking, overweight, and other environmental factors. However, in recent years studies have suggested that there might be a link between genes and degenerative disc disease.

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Sedentary Lifestyle and Back Pain in Young Adults

August 7, 2012

Like back pain in the general population, back pain in young adults can be caused by many factors. Besides competitive sports, sedentary lifestyles are major contributors to back pain in young adults. With the availability of a wide variety of entertainment programs and video games, today young adults, as well as kids, spend more time than ever before sitting inside the house watching TV and playing computer games. There is nothing wrong with watching some TV and occasionally playing computer games.

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Swimming Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

July 31, 2012

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is common. The bad news is that almost everyone experiences back pain in his or her lifetime. The good news is that there are many ways to achieve lower back pain relief. In most cases, lower back pain relief can be achieved without surgical treatment. Besides physical therapy and pain medication, low-impact exercises such as walking and swimming are excellent ways to achieve lower back pain relief.

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