back pain

Home » back pain

Research On Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses an implant to deliver electrical impulses up the spinal cord to interfere with pain signals. Under local anesthetic, the doctor guides a thin, flexible wire with electrical leads on the end into the epidural space close to the site of the

6 Tips For Holistic Lower Back Pain Treatment

Lower back pain treatments can range from interventional options to more holistic, lifestyle-based changes. This month on Holistic Pain, we looked at the wide spectrum of holistic lower back pain treatment options, ranging from chiropractic care to physical therapy. 1. Lower back pain treatment begins with understanding what back pain

16 Ways To Manage Back Pain During Road Trips

One of the best parts of summer is road trips. Whether it’s a solo jaunt across the state or an epic family adventure, here are 16 ways to prevent or manage back pain during those long hours in the car. 1. Maintain your good humor during road trips You know

Get Informed! Treating And Managing Your Back Pain

For the majority of people, managing and treating back pain will require a consistent schedule of proper exercise, nutrition, safe stretches, and improved working techniques. As an Evans Health Lab video points out, 90% of back pain cases will be managed effectively with simple lifestyle changes alone. For others, more interventional pain management

8 Supplements That May Ease Back Pain

It’s easy enough to find supplements. Grocery stores, health food stores, and pharmacies all have a lot of supplements available. If you expand your search to the internet, there are even more supplements. With this many supplements to choose from, narrowing down which supplements might help your back pain can

How Can Osteomyelitis Lead To Back Pain?

Osteomyelitis is a serious bacterial infection that occurs in the bones. When this type of infection occurs in the spine, it can lead to debilitating back pain. Thankfully, this condition is rare and only occurs in two of every 10,000 people. Here are the causes, risk factors, symptoms/diagnosis, and treatments

Causes And Risk Factors For Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the most common malformation of the spine, affecting between two and three percent of people in the U.S. by age 16. Instead of continuing to extend vertically as a person grows, the spine begins to curve laterally in one of two ways, either as a C-shape with one

Low-Level Laser Therapy For Back Pain: The Jury’s Still Out

Laser therapy is a relatively new method of pain control. Because it is so new, it’s still somewhat untested. Current evidence is mixed, but laser therapy as pain control may warrant further research in the future. The use of lasers in medicine is increasing, and one potential use of lasers is

When Back Surgery Leads To Pain

Back surgery is often the last resort when other methods of pain control have failed. Unfortunately, back surgery itself can fail to relieve pain, even worsening existing pain or creating new pain in some cases. This occurrence is often referred to as failed back surgery syndrome. People may undergo back

6 New Back Pain Devices On Kickstarter

Since back pain is one of the most widespread pain conditions in the world, it should be no surprise that there are a lot of devices and products designed to help manage back pain. More devices are being designed and tested every day. Kickstarter is a website that allows people