Back Pain and Neck Pain
Both back and neck pain affect many, many people you know. Avoid the causes of both types of pain, learn about treatments and keep your back and neck healthy…
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According to the researchers, the most common missteps by doctors include over-reliance on medications including opioids, pushing bedrest and avoidance of activity, emphasizing tests like x-rays and MRIs too quickly, and depending too much on invasive treatments like injections and surgeries. So, what should doctors be suggesting instead? The authors offer these evidence-based recommendations - read their suggestions in this article from our latest issue.
David Lemaster was overdue for a little good fortune. That came last February in the form of a newly FDA-approved implant. Duke University neurosurgeon Nandan Lad, MD, PhD, implanted the Nevro paddle HF10 near Lemaster’s spine, making him one of the first two patients in North Carolina to receive the device. More importantly, the procedure made Lemaster virtually pain free for the first time in eight years. Read his story and how this implant changed Lemaster's life.
Is radiofrequency ablation or RFA right for you? By using radio waves to create localized electrical current the technique makes a focused heat to target desired nerves. Interrupting the pain signal within the nerves can help to reduce chronic pain symptoms associated with various conditions. A physician in this field shares his thoughts on how well it works and who it works for.
Can't get rid of that constant back pain? Do the following pain-relieving yoga sequence two to three times a week to start feeling back pain relief!
Given the close anatomical proximity between the neck and shoulder, it is not surprising that the two body parts are intimately related.During a hectic and chaotic day that could involve long drives, hunching over, or talking on the phone for hours, the muscles in the neck, upper back, and shoulders tend to ache and tighten up at the same time. In a recent study, researchers analyzed the relationship between the sitting posture of adolescents and shoulder and neck pain.
Yoga for sciatica and low back pain? Many have found relief from consistently doing yoga. This infographic provides great visual and written instruction for trying this on your own. Form is important - so be careful about your posture. If you have a chronic pain condition due to sciatica or back pain, this may help! Give it a try.
It’s a combination of work and life that puts a worker at risk for injury, says our expert. And without proper ergonomics, body mechanics and conditioning, anyone—whether working on an oil rig or sitting at a laptop—can make themselves more susceptible to the types of injuries that lead to chronic pain. Learn what you can do to for workplace injuries and how to avoid them in this article from our Spring Issue.
Do you suffer from pain associated with a herniated disc? Here are three effective yoga poses that can help treat and relive your discomfort.
A blogger who has dealt with back pain since the age of 12 shares five tips for making lifestyle changes that can help heal your back.
Do you have a bad back -- and a job that keeps you in a chair all day? If so, you probably also have poor sitting habits. Here are six tips to improve your sitting habits, strengthen your back, and chase the pain away for good.
Coping with headache, arthritis, gout flares, or sprains? Cleveland Clinic experts discuss what will help your pain the most -- ice or heat.
Try these eleven simple self-massage techniques to help alleviate aches and pains caused by everyday stress and strain. Your body will thank you!