The Back & Neck Pain Blog

Activities to Avoid When Back Pain Flares Up

After a long, cold winter, spring is finally here. With flowers blooming in the warm sunshine, birds singing under the beautiful blue sky, you couldn’t wait to get out of the house and to resume your outdoor activities. But before you head out the door, make sure you are aware of the activities you should avoid if back pain is your loyal companion

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Is it Sciatica, or Piriformis Syndrome?

December 28, 2011

To answer the question what is sciatica, we need to know the sciatica nerve first. The sciatica nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the lower part of the spinal cord to the buttock and all the way down to the back of each leg. Sciatica, also known as sciatic nerve pain, refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatica nerve and its branches.

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No Car Accident, No Neck or Back Pain

December 16, 2011

The holidays are just around the corner! Getting away from work, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying delicious foods, the holiday season is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” However–despite the best wishes we are making–holidays have a high incidence of car accidents.

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What Treatment for Back Pain Is Right for Me?

December 3, 2011

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits in the United States. It affects the patient’s quality of life and reduces work productivity. There are many types of treatment for back pain. Pain medication, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, and back surgery are among the most frequently used treatment options.

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