Suffering from Pain After a Car Accident?

Car accidents happen. That’s why they are called accidents. But these seemingly “just part of life” events can have a significant impact on your short-term and long-term health.  According to DriverKnowledge.com, every year 3 million people in the United States are injured in a car accident. That’s over 342 accidents every hour. Furthermore, 2 million […]

Why Does Cold Weather Trigger Joint Pain?

Cold Weather Joint Pain

“The majority of participants with OA (67.2%) perceived the weather as affecting their pain.”  -Erik J Timmermans, et al, Self-perceived weather sensitivity and joint pain in older people with osteoarthritis in six European countries: results from the European Project on OSteoArthritis (EPOSA). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. “You better take a sweater! It’s gonna get cold tonight […]

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: Vital Facts

What Is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome? To put it simply, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, or FBSS, is when pain continues after back surgery.  It’s kind of a misnomer. It may have failed back surgery in the name, but a lot of times, the surgeon restored stability in the spine. But the pain is still there.  […]

What Runners Should Know About Mid and Lower Back Pain

Running with lower back pain

“Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation that leaves the person incapacitated.” – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Interest in running is definitely on the rise. When the Boston Marathon started in 1897, there were […]

How Chronic Back Pain Can Impact Mental Health

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Medical research shows that chronic back pain leads to new or worsened mental health disorders. What’s more, mental health disorders make chronic pain worse. If you have chronic back pain and suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, or uncontrollable emotions, you might be caught in a vicious cycle. What Causes Chronic Back Pain? Back pain is […]

How to Ease Desk Job Back Pain

desk job back pain

As humans, our bodies were not designed to sit all day. It’s bad for our hearts, our intestines, and most commonly, our back. And it’s not just the long periods of time spent in uncomfortable office chairs; it’s slumping, slouching, and poor posture that aggravates the alignment of our spine, leading to musculoskeletal health risks. […]

Text Neck: A Diagnosis for the Modern Spine

Text Neck

Hand-held mobile technology has freed us from the stationary downfall of the gadget we all know and love. But it turns out that those who have been saying “hey, stop staring at your phone so much,” may actually be onto something. That something is Text Neck. This term used to describe the forward bend, or […]

Why You Should Never Ignore Back Pain

Never ignore back pain

Almost everyone suffers from back pain at some point in their lives. You experience it not only when you participate in extreme or endurance sports but also due to routine things, such as bad posture or when you lift a heavy bag. Back pain is so common that you may choose to ride it out […]

A Patient’s Guide to Sciatica

A Patient's Guide to Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain that begins in the spine and radiates down a leg. Sciatica isn’t a standalone medical condition; rather, it’s a symptom of an underlying problem. Sciatica may cause mild, moderate, or severe pain. If you’ve developed sciatica, your orthopedic surgeon will likely ask you to try nonsurgical treatments first. Many patients enjoy […]

7 Signs It’s Time to Seek Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

Signs to seek treatment for chronic back pain

Common factors like being obese or overweight, or leading a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to bouts of back pain. Even for healthy and physically active people, sometimes a long day on your feet or a strenuous workout can cause temporary discomfort and low back pain. However, when the pain becomes chronic or affects mobility, it […]