New research calls into question prescribing the drugs even for short-term pain relief – especially given the risk of addiction.
Want to plant but afraid of the 'ouch'? Here's advices from a physical therapist for how to get hands-on in the garden, even if you have back pain or other chronic aches.
A new cookbook offers kitchen techniques that reduce physical exertion. It aims to make home cooking accessible again for those with chronic back pain.
Hunching over screens takes a toll. Movement researchers say you can prevent pain from accumulating by taking quick breaks for movement. Here are 5 exercises to try that take a minute or less.
A service called neuromonitoring can cut the risk of nerve damage during delicate surgery. But some patients are receiving large bills they didn't expect.
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Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn't been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we've got hacks.
There's a growing consensus among pain specialists that lifestyle changes can be more effective than drugs in managing chronic pain. But the alternative approach requires patient commitment.
Nonopioid treatments for common conditions that leave people in chronic pain fare as well as opioid treatments and have fewer risks and side effects.
No, we're not talking about squatting. We're talking about a way to bend over that has nearly disappeared in our culture. And it could be one reason why back pain is so common in the U.S.