Lots of elective surgery is probably unnecessary, and back operations are the most notorious example.
Good posture, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle -- believe it or not, all of these things are important factors in avoiding back pain. It can be difficult to make the changes you need to get healthy, but don't worry, I've got your back!
The perfect gluten-free alternative to the classic snack!
NPR has not called to interview me about chronic pain, by the way. Recently, the "NPR Asks" question was, "What is your experience with chronic pain?"...
It's the 18th of December and the Christmas countdown is officially on. Last week, I came across a new trend unravelling on my Instagram -- #ShareATre...
If this is your only intention for 2015 it will be a far better year than previous years.
To be able to dance the night away and have less foot problems during the holidays in your party shoes try these tips.
Parents should not dismiss their children's complaints of low back pain, and the same advice applies to coaches, athletic trainers and school nurses: if an athletic child complains of nagging low back pain, you should have him/her examined by a doctor who specializes in sports medicine, spinal injuries or pediatric orthopedics. A lifetime of suffering could be avoided with timely and appropriate care.
by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Joints work so well, we often take them for granted. These wonderfully engi...
According to medical studies, our efforts to alter the workplace to avoid back pain have been scrutinized by evidence-based medicine and found to be largely ineffective. The reason is because the causes of back pain are so varied person to person.
While the reasons for the shame are as diverse as the millions of women who suffer in this world, here are three reasons highlighting why it is so difficult for women to move beyond the shame.
Today I thought I'd give you all a taste of what life can be like for someone with a chronic illness. It's important to remember that no two days are the same, and while this is an average day for me, some can be better and others may be much worse.
If you've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, there's a strong chance that you were advised to rest, limit your activities and use anti-inflammatory drugs to treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation.
I don't have a work-around for these issues; however, I do have some tips to help lessen back and neck pain while taking that flight to your holiday destination.
Eating a diet that is Ayurvedic and matches your mind-body type and excludes foods that you have an intolerance to can strengthen your digestive tract, improve serotonin production and thus strengthen your mind. This can lead to a healthier, more optimal brain.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages...welcome to the land of Chronic Illness: the wildest ride that no one ever chooses! Do not...
Many people now suffering can be treated without artificial joint replacement. So don't give up on your knee. It's not over yet.
Women's fashion choices are rarely motivated by reason. Each time we put on a shoe, a belt, or a cocktail ring, we hope our attire and outward appearance can have a transformative effect on our inner mood.
When I was more of a night owl, I spent a lot of time in the East Village at the theater Under St. Marks listening to one of the most powerful storyte...
I don't need your suggestions because I have all I need already. You see, as well as an innate inability to quickly process the concepts of life-long and incurable I am blessed with the most amazing gift man has. Hope.