No Rush to Get an MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is often used to diagnose low back pain. MRIs can be useful if there are warning signs that suggest a more serious problem.
Watching Your Own Back
Back pain is one of the biggest reasons for going to the doctor's office. Under national guidelines, certain basic pain medicines serve as a first-line treatment to ease back pain. But patients might not be told to use these medicines when they first visit the doctor.
Yoga for Your Back: Once or Twice a Week?
Yoga can be therapeutic for the body in a number of ways. And for people with back pain, a little bit of yoga can go a long way.
Chills Up the Spine with Steroid Shot
Lower back pain is a common and frustrating symptom that happens in most adults. A steroid shot to reduce swelling and pain can help. That shot, however, is not without risk.
Pain Relieving Shots of Bone Marrow
Doctors can harvest all sorts of things from a person’s own body to reuse in another area. Deep within people's bones, there is a substance that may help manage back pain.
Beat Back Pain by Quitting Smoking
There are a lot of obvious reasons to quit smoking. But a lesser known reason to quit may be to help with back pain during treatment for spine issues.
Back Problems Linked To Job, Not Fitness
Back pain is more common among those who do not get enough exercise. But does exercise really matter to certain conditions like herniated lumbar disc disease?
MRI For Low Back Pain? Think Again
Many people experience back pain at some point in their life. Knowing when to seek medical care and when to practice self-care can be very tricky.
Low Back Pain Rarely Signals Cancer
If you’ve ever had low back pain, you’re a member of a large club. An estimated 70 percent of individuals have low back pain at some point in their lives. But how often does low back pain signal something more serious? Very rarely.
Doubt About Steroids for Spinal Stenosis
When patients with spinal stenosis don't want surgery, steroid shots are a common treatment. A recent study tested whether steroid shots were actually helpful over the long-term.