Is Chronic Pain All in My Head?

Is Chronic Pain All in My Head?


People with an injury have comfort in knowing that their pain has an end date. However, for the millions of Americans who live with chronic pain, the idea that their pain will "run it course" or "go away" isn't always a reality. Chronic pain is tricky—it's isolating for those

11 Celebrities with Back Pain

11 Celebrities with Back Pain


When you're suffering from chronic back pain or are experiencing a flare-up, it can feel very isolating. It's important to know that you're not alone. In fact, most adults will experience some form of lower back pain in there lifetime. Too add to this, celebrities are not impermeable! Many of

13 Exercises for Lower Back Pain: Prevention & Treatment

13 Exercises for Lower Back Pain: Prevention & Treatment


For this article, we spoke with physical therapist all-star, Craig, of The Prehab Guys. As a popular physical therapist, Craig has helped thousands of clients and online followers better manage their lower back pain. Lower back pain (LBP) is both scary and stressful. When you have your first flare-up you

Discectomy for Lumbar Herniated Discs: What is it?

Discectomy for Lumbar Herniated Discs: What is it?


A discectomy for a lumbar herniated disk may be quite the mouthful, but it's actually one of the most common and effective back surgeries. For those with lower back pain, a lumbar herniated disk may be the root cause of your symptoms. What is a Lumbar Herniated Disk? Medical jargon

Do I Need Back Surgery? Will Back Surgery Even Help?

Do I Need Back Surgery? Will Back Surgery Even Help?


When you're not dealing with a life-saving operation, it's easy to question whether or not you really need surgery. A lot of people facing elective orthopedic surgeries, like spine surgery, wonder if it's worth the stress and lengthy recovery. It's not uncommon for patients to ask "will back surgery really

4 Different Types of Spine and Lower Back Surgery

4 Different Types of Spine and Lower Back Surgery


Whether you've got spondylosis, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, or chronic back pain, a surgery may be the next move in your health journey. Read on as we break-down the most common types of back surgeries, explain the procedure, and share which back/ spine surgery might resolve your back

PreHab Before Back & Spine Surgery: Why it's a Must!

PreHab Before Back & Spine Surgery: Why it's a Must!


If you've got a back or spine surgery on the books, like a laminectomy, discectomy or spinal fusion, it can feel very overwhelming. Similarly, if you don't have back surgery scheduled but know it's inevitable, it can feel just as scary. One important way to combat pre-surgery jitters is to

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