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Seven Myths About Back Pain Debunked

Neel Anand, MD demystifies 7 common myths about back pain.

Can a Poor Diet Cause Back Pain?

Can a diet high in sugar and processed fat cause back pain? Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine explore this topic.

How to Support a Loved One with Chronic Spine-Related Pain

I’m writing to tell you how you can be a good friend and supportive ally to me throughout my journey with chronic back and neck pain. Years ago, without choice or cause, I was thrust into another world. It’s a complicated place, where physical abilities and mental challenges abound....

Sciatica Relief: Epidural Steroid Injection or Oral Steroids?

Sciatica is a term describing lower back and leg pain related to nerve compression. Is an epidural steroid injection or an oral steroid worth consideration?

Sciatica in Winter: Does Cold Weather Make Back and Leg Symptoms Worse?

Do cold temperatures really make your sciatica worse? Most people with sciatica say firmly that winter makes it worse. But is that just anecdotal or are there solid reasons why your sciatica acts up when the mercury goes down? Richard D. Guyer, MD explains.

Spinal Tumors: Diagnostic Process

Radiographs (x-rays) are initially obtained and a bone scan may be ordered early to rule out tumors or infections.

Keeping Your Back Healthy as You Age

Among the parts of our body with the shortest “warranties” is the spine; an extraordinary collection of bones, discs and muscles that keeps us upright and moving.

Tips for Better Sex ... even with Back Pain

The results of SpineUniverse's national survey on Sexual Satisfaction and Back Pain indicate that back pain is ruining the sex lives of many people.

Back Pain and Its Impact on Sexual Satisfaction

SpineUniverse.com conducted a national survey on how back pain affects sexual satisfaction. Hint: it doesn't make sex better. Another hint: back pain doesn't mean you can't have sex anymore. Read the full survey results here.

Whiplash: Treatment and Recovery

Conservative treatment includes use of pain, anti-inflammatory, and muscle relaxant medications; and physical therapy.

Whiplash: Neck Trauma and Treatment

In this article, learn about whiplash. This injury to the soft tissues in the neck can impact the spinal joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerves.

Whiplash: A Common Neck Injury

The symptoms of whiplash may include neck pain, headache, dizziness, nausea, and in rare cases difficulty swallowing.

Lumbar Herniated Disc with Sciatica

Several symptoms may suggest a lumbar herniated disc. Pain can range from a dull ache to a severe, sharp pain. Sciatica is a certain type of nerve pain that can be caused by a herniated lumbar disc compressing the sciatic nerve.

Spinal Cancer: What You Should Know

SpineUniverse spoke with Ali A. Baaj, MD, who answers questions about spinal cancer; what it is, who is at risk, and how spinal cancer is diagnosed and treated.

Common Chronic Pain Questions

The term chronic pain is generally used to describe pain that has lasted for more than six months. It isn't always clear what causes chronic pain. There are several possibilities.
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