Understanding Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain can happen anywhere from the base of the neck to the bottom of the rib cage. Upper back pain can have several causes. Things like car accidents, injuries, broken bones, bad posture, disc problems, or even arthritis might prompt the pain. Most of the time, people with mild to moderate upper back… Continue reading Understanding Upper Back Pain

Lower Back Pain: When Should You Get Help?

Low back pain can be one of the most intense pains the human body can experience, especially if the pain is acute and continuous. It is responsible for most off-work days than any other type of pain. Thankfully, if you’re experiencing severe lower back pain, there are some ways that you can get relief. As… Continue reading Lower Back Pain: When Should You Get Help?

Gardening With Back Pain

Now that spring flowers are starting to bloom here in Texas, it more important than ever, to be able to enjoy gardening in a way that is safe for your back. Gardening is great for reducing anxiety and stress but long periods of planting can take a toll on your back or make your existing… Continue reading Gardening With Back Pain

How’s Your Posture?

How many times have you heard your mother say, “stand up straight!”. She was talking about your posture. It is common knowledge that not only a good posture can make you appear your best, but it also impacts your long-term health. Prolonged poor posture can cause pain and injury in your neck and back. Making… Continue reading How’s Your Posture?

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease or DDD is not really a disease despite its name. It is catch-all description to those with spine disc problems. It is a describing a common diagnosis given to people with back pain and is an age-related condition that happens when one or more of the discs between the vertebrae of the… Continue reading Degenerative Disc Disease

Is Pain Keeping You Awake?

Can having sleepless nights worsen pain? The short answer is yes, insomnia can increase stress and worsen pain in those who suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain and insomnia are an unhealthy combination. According to the National Sleep Foundation, chronic pain disturbs the sleep of one in five Americans at least a few nights a… Continue reading Is Pain Keeping You Awake?

What Exactly is Sciatica?

Patients tell me all the time that they have sciatica. Many of them don’t. Sciatica can be confused with other conditions that cause low back pain or hip pain that is referred to the legs. Sciatica diagnosis is fairly specific. It refers to back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. It is… Continue reading What Exactly is Sciatica?

Social Isolation: Overlooked Remedies for Lower Back Pain Relief

For many people, there is no single or certain cure for lower back pain. It often takes a process of trial and error to find out what works best for you. During this challenging time of social distancing and self-isolation during the coronavirus outbreak, here are some remedies that are often overlooked or under-emphasized in… Continue reading Social Isolation: Overlooked Remedies for Lower Back Pain Relief

Back Pain: Treat at Home or Time to See the Doctor?

Back pain is one of the most common medical conditions and will affect more than 8 in 10 of us during our lifetime: That’s more than 80% of us! Most of us, will experience what is called acute back pain that occurs usually from a pulled muscle while twisting or lifting something. This type of… Continue reading Back Pain: Treat at Home or Time to See the Doctor?