What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

In order to better understand what causes back pain to develop, we first need to explore what makes up the inner workings of our spinal column: What are these discs, anyway? You can think of the human spine has having two primary components – a series of small bones, called vertebrae, and a set of […]

What is Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a condition caused by the narrowing of the spine. There are four different types: congenital stenosis, foraminal stenosis, degenerative spinal stenosis, and central spinal stenosis. Medical intervention is not always necessary, but in cases of pain, compression on the nerves or spinal cord, or instability, some form of treatment is usually required. […]

Disc Degeneration Explained

If you are suffering from chronic pain in your back or neck, you may be experiencing the symptoms of disc degeneration. Sometimes called degenerative disc disease, this isn’t really a disease at all; it’s actually a normal part of the aging process. For some people, though, the degeneration causes an inordinate amount of pain that […]

Can Painkillers Increase Chronic Pain Symptoms?

Analgesic medications are taken frequently by individuals when they are experiencing pain. A prescription for stronger pain killers may be given by the doctor for those who are suffering from conditions that result in chronic pain. However, long term use of narcotic pain relievers may result in an increase in chronic pain symptoms known as […]

5 Tips for Sleeping with Chronic Back Pain

Those who suffer from chronic back pain have many difficulties in life. Just trying to pick up an object or bending over can prove problematic. Often, attempting to find a painless way to get some sleep at night can be one of the biggest problems encountered. Fortunately, there are a few tips that might help […]

10 Common Causes of Back Pain

Back pain is the most commonly reported cause of pain among adults. While the epidemiology is debatable, there are certain conditions and actions that tend to be influential contributors to the pain. Here are 10 of the most common causes of back pain: Spondylitis This condition, also sometimes caused ankylosing spondylitis or spondyloarthritis, is a […]

Signs and Symptoms of a Spinal Fracture

There are several types of major spinal fractures, and a few minor ones. But in all instances, the overall health and well-being of the individual inflicted, is at risk. The most common occurrences of spinal fractures are trauma and osteoporosis, with the basic types of major fractures being: vertebral compression, vertebral burst and fracture-dislocation. As […]

6 Symptoms of Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors are neoplasms that are located in the vertebrae of the spine. In some cases, it can also appear in the soft tissue surrounding the vertebrae. Because everybody and their situations are different, some symptoms may be present while others aren’t. This heavily depends on the location and the size of the spinal tumor. […]