3 Techniques for Coping with Chronic Sciatica

While no single treatment works for everyone, any of the following 3 techniques for coping with chronic sciatica may help you better manage your symptoms: 1. Disassociation As you likely know by now, the location of your sciatica symptoms can vary based on which of your sciatic nerve roots is pinched or irritated. This means it’s possible…

When There’s No Cure for Your Aching Back

You’ve seen all the doctors and specialists, and you’ve had all the tests—then, at the end of it all, you’ve discovered that your back pain is “chronic.” See Chronic Pain As a Disease: Why Does It Still Hurt? For many, this is an unfortunate reality thanks to conditions that are not easily treated and rarely cured…

Can Rib Cramps and Pain Come from the Spine?

Pain in the rib cage can range from mild tenderness to severe cramps or a burning sensation. Sometimes rib pain stems from a problem in the spine, even if the pain is felt more toward the chest or abdomen. Here are some potential causes of rib pain that may stem from the mid-spine, also called…

6 Overlooked Remedies for Lower Back Pain Relief

When lower back pain persists and continues to interfere with your quality of life, multiple treatment options may be needed for adequate relief. Below are some back pain treatments that are commonly overlooked or underused. Try one or more of these remedies to see which one, or combination, works best for you. 1. Release your…

How to Relieve Neck Pain Caused by Stress

Stress. Anxiety. Low moral support. All of these and other psychosocial factors have been linked as potential causes of neck pain.1,2 When tension and stress build in the neck, muscles may feel tight or achy. Neck pain may also spread to the shoulder or be accompanied by a headache. Let’s explore some ways to reduce this…

How to Recognize and Manage Neuropathic Pain

When you feel pain, it is due to certain chemical and electric signals that are exchanged between the site of injury and the brain. These signals are carried through your nerves. Neuropathic pain occurs when there is an injury or damage to a single nerve or group of nerves.1 Neuropathic pain differs from the more…

9 Lesser-Known Tips for Easing Neck Pain

For many people living with chronic neck pain, common treatments such as medications, ice, or heating pads do not always provide enough relief. Finding the best combination of treatments for your neck pain may take some trial and error. Here are some lesser-known tips for managing neck pain that you might want to consider. 1….

4 Commonly Overlooked Sciatica Remedies

The constant soreness or intermittent discomfort of sciatica can range from a warm, wet feeling in your thigh to shooting and searing pain along your leg. The symptoms may strike anytime, so it is a smart idea to have a treatment plan in place. Read on to learn about 4 commonly overlooked and easy remedies that may…

7 Ways to Relieve Back Pain Naturally

There are a wide variety of natural remedies to soothe your back, which can help reduce the intake of medications or provide an added benefit to your existing medical treatment. Take a look at these natural pain-relieving strategies and find out what works best for you: Read on to learn more about effective pain-relieving strategies…

Painkillers Can Sometimes Increase Chronic Pain

In response to America’s opioid epidemic, physicians, pharmacists, and even insurance companies have been increasingly raising the bar on who can receive opioid medications in addition to how much and for how long. It’s not just the addiction risk that calls for caution when using opioids to treat chronic neck or back pain though —…