The Back & Neck Pain Blog

It's the Small Things; Back Pain From Bending Over

July 15, 2012

Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point in his or her lifetime. Why is back pain so common? That’s because so many factors can directly cause or eventually lead to back pain. While some of the causes are significant and easy to understand—think of back bone fractures caused by a car accident, others are small and their harm to the back may not be so obvious to many of us.

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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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