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Low Back Pain

Writing Through Chronic Pain

Annie Chagnot | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Annie Chagnot

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?"...

Why Children Should Not Have Low Back Pain

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

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.

Common Misconceptions About Spine Surgery

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

There are a lot of common beliefs about spine surgery that are false or only partially true. It is important that you are well-informed before making any decisions about your health care.

Low Back Pain Biggest Source Of Disability Worldwide

Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living

From Mother Nature Network's Starre Vartan: It's not the most surprising news, but it's not what anyone who has experienced back pain wants to hear...

MRI Back Scans Do Not Predict if You Need Surgery

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Despite changes in technology and fancy titanium screws, plates and cages, the overall results of surgery have not significantly improved over the last few decades. This over-prescription of surgery is a huge problem.

When Is Stretching Not a Good Idea for Back Pain?

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Most patients who develop low back pain have a vague memory that stretching is helpful for the low back and try to fix the problem by doing stretches that target that area, but sometimes, stretching can exasperate the injury and cause even more pain.

5 Back Stretches To Do Before Getting Out Of Bed

Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living

What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Dr. Robert Oexman, director of the Sleep to Live Institute, told HuffPost Healthy Living that your...

Piriformis Syndrome: A Pain In The...Back

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home
Loren Fishman, MD

About 5 million of the 26 million Americans who suffer from low back pain each year, have piriformis syndrome.

Preventing Pregnancy Aches and Pains

Abby Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Abby Sims

Here are a few tips to help you recognize and avoid some of the less desirable, but not uncommon, aspects of pregnancy.

Low-Back Pain: Is It Really All in Your Head?

Anat Baniel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

With most clients, the pain they experienced was the result of the way they were moving their body--their movement patterns. And these movement patterns issue from the brain!

Yoga For LBP And Depression

Psych Central News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Depression is often associated with chronic low back pain as conventional treatment of the pain is modestly successful, at best. A new study suggests...