Back Problems


Spinal Cord ‘Pacemaker’ Reduces Chronic Back Pain

Fortunately, there is a device that helps the back override pain. Doctors sometimes refer to this device as a “pacemaker for the spine.” Although it...

April 2, 2014 / 3 min read


Stress—What a Pain!

C’mon! You know that treadmill of pain:  When you’re hurting, you think about your pain and thinking about pain makes you ache and obsess even...

March 10, 2014 / 2 min read


Facts Behind Backpack Safety

Habitually carrying backpacks over one shoulder will make muscles strain, stressing the middle back, ribs and lower back -- more on one side than the...

August 23, 2013 / 2 min read


Back to Basics: Exercises Strengthen Muscles Around...

Most back pain can be avoided or minimized if you are active and avoid positions and activities that may increase or cause pain -- including...

April 26, 2013 / 2 min read


Back Pain: Your Treatment Options Will Likely...

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for seeing a doctor. From the most active individuals to the more sedentary, anyone can be...

April 15, 2013 / 2 min read


Pain in the Back: Relief Can Be...

Winning an amateur golf tournament would be nice, but Jose Alvarez, 42, just wants a pain-free golf swing. Lower back pain, however, has cramped his...

October 15, 2012 / 3 min read