Pain comes in many forms, from a single, flash-in-the-pan pricking sensation to a dull, longer-lasting ache. Pain signals are how the body's central nervous system alerts the brain that it's under distress. Think of how you feel when you burn yourself or fall down: that...

Over time, the human body deteriorates. Muscles get weaker, bones become brittle, skin becomes thinner, and other indignities of age surface. One of the more common, serious problems with age or overuse is degenerative changes of spinal column. Often, this manifests as neck, mid, or...

Spinal stenosis may or may not be accompanied by pain, tingling, and numbness. The condition is most commonly caused by the wear and tear on the spine related to osteoarthritis. The narrowing and compression of the spaces surrounding the nerves in the spine can cause...

Back pain is a problem for many people, even those who are still young. While injuries are a common cause of back pain, issues like genetic defects, prior surgeries, calcium deficiency, lack of exercise, and old age can also contribute. Back pain is often chronic,...

Sometimes, long after an injury has healed, the body still sends pain signals to the brain. Known as complex regional pain syndrome, the condition can be quite debilitating and is surprisingly difficult to treat. With the new “scrambler therapy” technique, however, pain relief is now...

Chronic back pain can dictate your life on a daily basis. Back pain determines how you feel in the morning, your daily productivity, and the quality of your sleep at night. If you are experiencing back pain, the concepts of taking potentially addictive pain medication...